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Google Android strengthened its lead in the US smartphone market in August 2011, accounting for 43.7% of smartphone subscribers, up 5.6 percentage points (PPs) from the previous three-month period, according to data from the comScore MobiLens service.

Apple strengthened its No. 2 position slightly with 27.3% of the smartphone market as of August, up 0.7 PPs from the three-month period ended May. RIM fell 5.0 PPs to 19.7% of market share, followed by Microsoft with 5.7% and Symbian with 1.8%.

Some 84.5 million people in the US owned a smartphone as of August, up 10% from the preceding three-month period.

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