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Google's Android has 50.1 percent share of US smartphone market

April 4, 2012 - Washington

Google continues to grow its share in the US market with 50.1 percent of all smartphone subscribers using an Android-based phone, according to a report.

A report by ComScore focused on mobile use for the three months ending in February, and found that Android had 46.9 percent of the market share in November.

After surveying more than 30,000 mobile phone subscribers, the company found that Apple came in a distant second with 30.2 percent of the smartphone market.

This was followed by Blackberry maker Research in Motion, which dropped to 13.4 percent, The Los Angeles Times reports.

According to the report, ComScore also looked at the top manufacturers of mobile devices, including smartphones and non-smart phones.

Samsung captured 25.6 percent of the market, with LG coming in second with 20.5 percent, the report said.

Apple has 13.5 percent of the market, but that number rose from 11.2 percent in November.


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