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Apple iOS Assumes #2, Android #1 Spot Among Smartphone OS, Samssung Top OEM: ComScore April 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

comScore’s MobiLens service today, reporting that the survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers found Samsung as the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.5% market share. Google Android led among smartphone platforms with 36.4% market share.

In the OEM market share, Samsung ranked top with 24.5% of U.S. mobile subscribers, followed by LG 20.9%, Motorola 15.6%, Apple jumped to #4 with 8.3%, while RIM rounded out the top five with 8.2% share.

In smartphone operating system, Android ranked as the top with 36.4% of U.S. smartphone subscribers, up 5.2 percentage points. Apple also gained share, capturing #2 position with 26.0%, RIM ranked third with 25.7%, followed by Microsoft 6.7%.

In April, 68.8% subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device. Browsers were used by 39.1%, while downloaded apps were used by 37.8%. Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 2.7 percentage points, representing 28.0%. Playing games comprised 26.2%, while listening to music represented 18.0%.

[Source: ComScore]
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