Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 40.1 percent market share in June. while rivals Microsoft and Blackberry-maker RIM slipped in the smartphone platform race in the U.S. According to the latest comScore’s MobiLens service data in June 2011,
“Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.3% of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.8 percentage points), followed by LG 21.3% share (up 0.4 percentage points) and Motorola’s 14.5%. Apple strengthened its position at #4 with 8.9% (up 1.0 percentage points), while RIM rounded out the top five with 7.9%.”
Android ranked as the top smartphone mobile operating system platform with 40.1% market share (up 5.4 percentage points), Apple at 26.6% was #2 (up 1.1 percentage points). RIM ranked third with 23.4%, followed by Microsoft 5.8% and Symbian 2.0%.
In June, 69.6% U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device, up 1.0 percentage points. Browsers were used by 40.1% (up 1.5 percentage points), while downloaded apps were used by 39.5% (up 2.2 percentage points).
Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 1.8 percentage points to 29.1% of mobile subscribers. Game-playing was 26.9% (up 1.2 percentage points), while 19.0% listened to music on their phones (up 1.1 percentage points).