A new US smart phone market data by Canalsys indicates that Android phones made up nearly 44% of all smartphones sold in the US in the third quarter.
Apple took second spot with 26% of the market, and RIM third with a little over 24%. Apple can take some solace in the results however: the iPhone still remains the best selling smartphone model by a significant margin.
Overall, Nokia was the top manufacturer, commanding a 33% share of the worldwide market.
Apple followed in second with 17%, and RIM third with 15%. In the US market alone, Apple leads with a 245 share.
"Android has been well received by the market and in some geographies it is becoming a sought-after consumer brand," Senior Analyst Pete Cunningham said. "It has rapidly become the platform to watch."
Overall the market grew 95% year over year, to over 80 million units.