Apple, Android grab more market share in U.S.
Google’s Android retained the top spot of the U.S. smartphone operating system market over the three months ending in April, gaining 5.2 percentage points to capture 36.4 percent of all smartphone users, said ComScore today.
In second place, Apple’s iOS also managed to win over more of the market, eking out a 1.3 percent gain to grab 26 percent share.
Next on the list was RIM’s BlackBerry with a 25.7 percent share, down almost five points from the prior quarter. Microsoft’s Windows Phone and HP’s PalmOS both also lost share, putting them in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Overall, 74.6 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the quarter, up 13 percent from the prior quarter.
Once again, this data doesn’t include all iOS devices. If one included Android tablets, iPads and iPod Touches in the total, there is no question who the market leader would be.