Android, Samsung gaining mobile share in U.S.

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IDG News Service, 7/8/10

Android is gaining on all the major smartphone platforms in the U.S., though it was only the fourth-most-used mobile operating system in May, market data firm comScore reported on Thursday.

The market share of Google’s open-source OS grew to 13 percent of all U.S. smartphone users in May, from just 9 percent in February, according to comScore’s MobiLens service. Meanwhile, Research In Motion’s leading BlackBerry platform inched down 41.7 percent from 42.1 percent and the Apple iPhone lost a full percent of the market, ending with a 24.4 percent share in May. Microsoft barely held on to third place as it fell to 13.2 percent.

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