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Android No.1 Platform in the U.S; Captures a 40% Market Share This Quarter: comScore
By: Prashanth Shantharam  |  5, August 2011

Android is the numero uno O.S in the U.S for the 3 month average period ending June 2011, says comScore. The platform has garnered a 40% share in the U.S, displaying a spike of 5.4 percentage points quarter over quarter, from March to June, 2011. comScore surveyed over 30K mobile subscribers in the U.S to compile the data points.

comScore’s MobiLens service measures Top5 platforms, Top5 OEMS’ and Mobile content usage in the U. S every quarter.

Apple and RIM were the 2nd and 3rd platforms in the U.S, with a 26.6% and 23.4% share respectively. While Apple showed a growth of 1.1 points, RIM’s share contracted by 3.7 points in just under a quarter.

On the OEM front, comScore pegs Samsung as the No.1 mobile maker. LG and Motorola took second and third spots. Apple came in fourth and RIM fifth, but it must be stated that comScore is measuring mobile generically here. Ergo, both feature and smartphones produced by these makers are plugged under the Top 5 OEM’s category. Since Apple makes only smartphones, an 8.9% share in the U.S is healthy considering there are 234M users over the age of 13 with mobile devices.

On the mobile content usage aspect, comScore finds text messaging, browsing and app downloads were the Top3 categories in the U.S this quarter.

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