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Android Tops Smartphone Platform Charts, BlackBerry Slides

Google’s Android platform has blown past RIM’s Blackberry as the top Smartphone platform in the US.

According to the latest metrics released by comScore, in the first quarter of 2011, Apple’s iOS platform grew only by 0.5 percent while Android registered a massive 6 percent growth in the same period.

By the end of March 2011, Android had a Smartphone market share of 34.7 percent while Apple was at the third spot with 25.5 percent. Predictably, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry platform registered a drop of 4 percent to end up at the second spot behind Google at 27.1 percent.

Meanwhile, Microsoft’s share in the Smartphone market came in fourth behind Apple at 7.5 percent while Palm was at the fifth spot with 2.8 percent share.

The comScore report also threw light on the device manufacturer market, in which Samsung continues to lead the way. The company said that for the three month average period 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 24.5 percent of U.S. mobile phones

Meanwhile, LG came in second with 20.9 percent share followed by Motorola with 15.8 percent. Research in Motion and Apple were on the fourth and fifth position respectively with an OEM market share of 8.4 percent and 7.9 percent.