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Android Rules US Smartphone Scene, iOS Follows Says comScore

Android and iOS continued with their pwnage over the US smartphone market during the last quarter of 2011 too, whereas the rivals like BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone lagged far behind, revealed a new comStore study.

Google's Android platform aced the chart with near about 47.3 per cent market share - up from 44.8 per cent in the previous quarter. Android was not-so-closely followed by the arch rival Apple whose stakes in the market stood at 29.6 per cent - 2.2 per cent up from the last quarter's 27.4 per cent.

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's market share on the other hand declined by near about 3 per cent as the company, during Q4 2011, controlled only 16 per cent of the US smartphone market.

The other two key players, i.e. Microsoft's Windows Phone platform and Nokia's Symbian also had to suffer setbacks as their market shares declined by 0.9 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively.

Microsoft as of 2011 end controlled 4.7 per cent of the US smartphone market, whereas Nokia had to remain contented with just 1.4 per cent. The study also revealed how an overwhelming 97.9 millions of mobile users within the country from the age-group of 13 onwards owned a smartphone.

[Source: Phandroid]