Google’s Android mobile operating system now has a US smartphone market share of 43.7 percent, recent comScore data reveals.
According to the data released by the research firm, iOS came behind Android with a 27.3 percent market share. Research in Motion’s BlackBerry OS share continued to slip away, as it struggles to compete with the two tech giants.
comScore, which surveyed 30,000 US smartphones users over three months ending in August, stated that sales of Android based smartphones, which are manufactured bySamsung, LG, Motorola and HTC, increased by 5.6 percent.
“The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.3 percent market share. Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 43.7 percent market share,” comScore claimed.
While Android’s market share increased by almost 15 percent between the new report and the one prior to it, Apple’s smartphone market share jumped only 2 percent from 26.6 percent to 27.3 percent.
The BlackBerry OS saw its market share decline by almost 20 percent from 24.7 percent in May to 19.7 percent, while Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform also declined from 5.8 percent to 5.7 percent during the quarter.