Android Increase Share of US Smartphone Market

Google's Android OS has increased its US market share in May as rivals suffered, the latest data from comScore reveals.

The data, which reveals the proportion of America's 234 million mobile phone users on each of the rival OS platforms, indicates that Android has seen the biggest jump. Rival Apple saw a slight fall - as did Research in Motion, which makes the BlackBerry device.

The comScore data indicates Samsung remained the top mobile device vendor in the US, with a market share of 22.4 per cent, up 1 per cent from February 2010. It is followed by LG and Motorola, with a 21.5 and 21.2 per cent market share respectively.

In the smartphone market, RIM remained the leader with 41.7 per cent of the market, down 0.4 per cent from February 2010, while Apple fell 1 per cent to 24.4 per cent. Google's popular Android platform saw a jump of 4 per cent in its market share, rising to 13 per cent.