Market tracking firm comScore latest report said, Google’s Android beats iPhone last quarter and is closing in on the Blackberry as the most popular Smartphone platform in the United States. There were a total of 62.9 million Smartphone users in the US, of which 26% were Android users and 25% were iPhone users.
Blackberry maker Research in Motion was the US Smartphone leader at the end of the fourth quarter with 31.6 per cent of the market but its share fell from 37.3 per cent the previous quarter, comScore reported.
These numbers are about a month old though, and at this rate, Android should displace Research in Motion as the top Smartphone platform by the time the next ComScore report comes out in this February.
Google’s Android mobile operating system was next with a 29.6 per cent of the Smartphone market at the end of December, up from 22.4 per cent at the end of September.
Samsung is the top handset manufacturer overall worldwide, with a 24.8% share of the mobile phone market, according to comScore.
Microsoft software was running on 8.4 per cent of the Smartphone in the United States, down from 9.9 per cent the previous quarter, comScore said, and Palm, which is owned by Hewlett-Packard, saw its market share slip to 3.7 per cent from 4.2 per cent the previous quarter. Apple was third with 25 per cent of the market, up from 24.3 per cent the previous quarter, according to comScore.