Google Android widened its lead over Apple in the US smartphone market: Google captured 53.7% of smartphone subscribers in the US, while Apple secured 35.0%, according to data from the comScore MobiLens service for the three-month period ended in November 2012.
Nearly 76% of US mobile subscribers used text messaging—the most popular type of content use—on their mobile device (not just smartphones).
Samsung remained the top mobile handset manufacturer overall with 26.9% of market share.
Smartphone Platform Market Share
Some 123.3 million people in the US owned smartphones during the three months ended in November, up 6% from the three months ended in August.
Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 53.7% of market share (up 1.1 percentage points), while Apple's share increased 0.7 points, to 35.0%.
RIM ranked third, accounting for 7.3% of US smartphone subscribers, followed by Microsoft (3%) and Symbian (0.5%).