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Android Represents Half Of US Smartphone Market, iPhones Almost A Third

The latest report on the US smartphone market reveals no significant changes in the first quarter of this year, compared to the end of 2011. The smartphone platform market is clearly dominated by Google's Android, enjoying a 51 per cent share.

Apple's iOS comes in second place with 30.1 per cent share of the smartphone OS market. Both mobile OS have managed to grow, compared to last year's results.

Android had in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 47.3 per cent share of the market. This means a 3.7 per cent increase for Google.

Apple experienced a much slower pace but continues to grow, reaching 29.6 per cent of the market share in the December 2011 quarter.

The most significant decrease however was RIM. The company behind BlackBerry currently has 3.9 per cent market share, compared to the previous quarter of 4.7 per cent.

When it comes to the smartphone manufacturers' hierarchy, Samsung is the leader with 26 per cent market share. LG comes next in line with 19.3 per cent market share with Apple in third position with 14 per cent.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.