Google’s Android operating system took the lead among smartphone platforms with 31.2 percent market share after two short months in second place, according to data from comScore Inc.’s MobiLens.
The comScore report focused on key trends in the United States mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending January 2011. The study, for which comScore surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.9 percent market share.
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OEM market share
For the three month average period ending in January, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices.
Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top original equipment manufacturer with 24.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 0.7 percentage points from the three-month period ending in October.
LG ranked second with 20.8 percent share, followed by Motorola (16.5 percent), Research In Motion (8.6 percent) and Apple (7.0 percent).Read