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comScore: Samsung grows lead, Android gobbling market share in U.S.

News by Michael Oryl on Wednesday October 06, 2010.

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comScore August data
comScore August data

Today comScore released its U.S. mobile phone subscriber study results for the 3 month period ending August 2010. The data is based on current subscribers, not sales, and considers only subscribers 13 years of age or older.

In terms of mobile manufacturers in the United States, and compared with May 2010 figures, Samsung grew its lead 1.2 points to a 23.6 percent share of the cell phone market, which includes both feature phones and smartphones. LG dropped .3 points to a 21.2 percent share, while Motorola dropped a massive 2.4 points to fall to an 18.8 percent share of the market.

During the same period in the smartphone OS competition, RIM dropped 4.1 points to a 37.6 percent share of the U.S. market, losing mostly to Google's Android system, which jumped 6.6 points from May to a 19.6 percent share. Apple mostly maintained its number two position, dropping only .2 points to settle at 24.2 percent of the market.

comScore also released data on what people are doing with their mobile phones, showing slight increases in use of features across the board. The most rapidly growing segments are browser use and application downloading.

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