Android Owns Half Of US Smartphone Market, iPhone - Only 30 Per Cent

The latest survey of US mobile phone users reveals that Android is the top platform and now owns half the market, according to ComScore.

Google's operating system hit 50.1 per cent of the US platform market share, followed by Apple's iOS with 30.2 per cent. Research in Motion dropped 3.2 percentage points, now at 13.4 per cent. Microsoft and Symbian are struggling at the lower end of the pecking order with 3.9 per cent and 1.5 per cent.

For the first time, Android managed to go over the 50 per cent mark. Moreover, it had the biggest change, up 3.2 percentage points when compared to a similar ComScore survey published last November. Apple has gained 5 per cent since last February and 1.5 per cent in the last three months.

The study also reveals that 104 million Americans own a smartphone, which means an increase of 14 per cent in the last three months.

When it comes to the OEM market, the top player is Samsung with 25.6 per cent, the same as last November. Apple climbed to the third position, after LG, with 13.5 per cent.

source: ComScore