33% of Americans own a smartphone; Android share continues to rise
Apple's iOS also gained users in the three months ending in May. Adding 1.4% over the period, iOS now has a 26.6% share of the U.S. smartphone market. Both Android and Apple took business away from BlackBerry as RIM's slice of the U.S. smartphone pie declined 4.3% to 24.7% Microsoft's smartphone share dropped in the U.S. from 7.7% to 4.8% while HP's webOS was relatively flat at 2.4%.
pick up a little ground on the leader, adding .2% to 21.1%. Despite losing 1% from the February report, Motorola kept third place with a 15.1% slice of the pie. Apple held 8.7% of the U.S. cellphone market, up 1.2% over the three months ending in May, while RIM closed out the top 5 with an 8.1% share, down from 8.6% in the previous survey.
What are we doing with our handsets? 69.5% use their phones for texting, slightly higher than the 68.8% seen in the February report. 39.8% use the browser on their phone, up 1.5%, while 38.6% use apps. That is up 2% from the last survey. The biggest jump in usage, 2.3%, came from those playing games on the phone, bringing the total to 26.9% of U.S. cellphone users that are aiming for the high score on their handset.