Android, Apple capture still more U.S. smartphone users

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Android, Apple capture still more U.S. smartphone users

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Android and Apple continue to bite bigger hunks out of the U.S. smartphone market.

As of the three months ended July, Google’s mobile OS held a 52.2 percent share of the market, a gain of 1.4 points from the prior three months, ComScore said today. In second place, Apple ‘s iOS grabbed 33.4 percent of the market, up 2 points from the prior period.

That left the rest of the top five platforms still spinning down the drain.

RIM’s BlackBerry OS took third place with a 9.5 percent share, down 2.1 points from the previous three months. Microsoft’s Windows Phone took home 3.6 percent of the market, a loss of almost half a percentage point. And Nokia’s Symbian trailed with just 0.8 percent of the market, down half a percentage point.

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ComScore)

For the first time, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 surpassed the iPhone as the top-selling smartphone in the U.S., according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley. The analyst’s retail checks found increased demand for the S3 but lighter sales for the iPhone 4S last month. A di… [Read more]

Android, Apple capture still more U.S. smartphone users

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