Android and Apple continue to grow in Q1 as RIM and Microsoft slide

Dan Graziano
Android and Apple continue to grow in Q1 as RIM and Microsoft slide

ComScore on Tuesday announced the results of a three month study on the smartphone market in the United States. The research firm found Google’s Android operating system has continued to grow, increasing its market share from 47.3% in December to 51% in March. Apple’s iOS accounted for 30.7% of all smartphone subscribers in the U.S., an increase from 29.6% in December. Research In Motion ranked third with a 12.3% share, followed by Microsoft’s Windows Phone at 3.9% and Symbian with a 1.4% share. The study also revealed that more than 106 million Americans own a smartphone, up 9% from December, while 234 million Americans age 13 and older used a mobile device during the quarter. Samsung ranked as the top mobile device vendor with 26% of U.S. mobile subscribers, followed by LG with a 19.3% share and Apple with 14%. A second chart from comScore follows below.


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