Latest comScore survey shows further progress for Android over the last 3 months
The quarter's biggest loser was the BlackBerry platform. For the latest period, RIM lost 4.7% which dropped the company to third in the survey from the last report's second place figure. As of April, the firm had a 25.6% share of U.S. smartphone platforms, down from January's 30.4%. Rounding out the top 5, Microsoft dropped 1.3% to control 6.7% of the market and webOS dropped 6% to own a 2.6% share.
The top cellphone OEM in the U.S. (for owners 13 years old or higher) during the three month period ending in April was Samsung. The Korean based company had 24.5% of the U.S handset market, a small .4% drop from January. Countrymate LG was second with a 20.9% share, basically flat from the prior survey. Despite a .9% decline over the three months of the report, Motorola finished in third with 15.6% of the pie. Fourth place Apple controlled 8.3% of the U.S. handset market, up from 7% in the January survey while RIM dropped .4% to finish fifth with an 8.2% share, right behind Apple.
browser while 37.8% used downloaded apps. Somewhat surprising, only 28% visited a social networking site or a blog, while 26.2% played games on their phone. Just 18% used their handset to listen to music.
source: comScore via AndroidGuys