Android Took the Number One Spot on Mobile Market Share in the U.S.

Android operating system of Google took the number one spot in the U.S. smartphone market share, taking almost half of the mobile OS market share in the Q4 2011.

Comscore data revealed that as of the end of last year, the number of smartphone users in the country reached to 97.9 million. Google’s Android has 47.3 per cent market share, an increase by 2.5 percentage points from September.

Meanwhile, Apple stayed at number 2 spot with 29.6 per cent of the smartphone market share, an increase by 2.2 percentage points. RIM took the 3rd spot with 16 per cent market share. Microsoft was ranked number 4 with 4.7 per cent and followed by Symbian with 1.4 per cent.

Samsung was ranked number one handset manufacturer which got 25.3 per cent market share. LG was ranked at number two with 20 per cent share and the number 3 spot belonged to Motorola with 13.3 per cent share. They were followed by Apple with 12.4 per cent market share and RIM with 6.7 per cent share.

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