Android Users Outnumber Apple iOS In The US

Google's Android mobile operating system now officially has more users than Apple's iPhone in the US, comScore data reveals.

The report revealed that as of November last year, 26 per cent of smartphone owners in the US were using Android while 25 per cent use Apple's iOS.

Android leapt up the charts from August last year, when it trailed behind Apple. At the time iOS was being used by 24.2 per cent of smartphone owners, whilst 19.6 per cent used Android.

“After several months of strong growth, Google Android captured the #2 ranking among smartphone platforms in November with 26.0 per cent of U.S. smartphone subscribers,” the comScore report read.

Research in Motion's BlackBerry continues to lead the pack with a 33.5 per cent market share, down from 37.6 per cent in August.

Samsung was named as the leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the US with a market share of 24.5 per cent followed by LG in second place with 20.9 per cent. Motorola, RIM and Nokia bagged the 3rd, 4th and 5th position with market shares of 17.0 per cent, 8.8 per cent and 7.2 per cent respectively.