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iOS Surpasses Blackberry Platform In Popularity Reveals comScore

Apple’s iOS has surpassed RIM’s Blackberry platform as the second most popular Smartphone platform in the US behind Google’s Android.

According to new market metrics released by comScore, in the month of April, Apple became the number 2 Smartphone platform in the US with a market share of 26 percent. RIM has now been pushed to the third place to a market share of 25.7 percent.

Google’s Android platform, which is the most recent of the two, continued to reign supreme in the US Smartphone market with a market share of 36.7 percent. Android had replaced RIM as the number 1 platform in January this year.

Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform came in the fourth position with a market share of 6.7 percent followed by HP’s Palm platform with a 2.6 percent share.

comScore reported (opens in new tab) that in the three month period ended in April, there were an estimated 74.6 million Smartphone users in the US, a rise of 13 percent from the same period last year.

When it came to OEM’s, Samsung ruled the US mobile phone market with a share of 24.5 percent in April.

“Apple jumped to the #4 position with 8.3 percent share of mobile subscribers (up 1.3 percentage points), while RIM rounded out the top five with 8.2 percent share,” comScore said.

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