ComScore's smartphone numbers were released today, which measured smartphone usage from May until August. According to the latest data, "55.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in Aug, up 14% from May. RIM leaded with 37.6% share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple 24.2%.
Google continued to gain ground in the market, rising 6.6%age points to capture 19.6% of smartphone subscribers. Microsoft accounted 10.8% of smartphone subscribers, while Palm rounded out the top five with 4.6%.
For 3 months ending in Aug, nearly 67% U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device, up 1.4%, while browsers were used by 34.5% U.S. mobile subscribers (up 2.6%).
In device manufacturer share, Samsung topped with 23.6% market share, followed by LG 21.2%. Motorola came in third 18.8%, followed by RIM 9.0% and Nokia 7.6%.