Samsung owns U.S. handset market with 26.9% market share
Android remained the top platform for smartphone users with a 53.7% average share for the three months ended November. Android increased its lead over iOS. While the latter gained .7% since August to 35%, Android picked up 1.1% in the same time period. Even with a loss of 1% over the three months, BlackBerry was next with 7.3% market share. Windows Phone (3%) and Symbian (.5%) were fourth and fifth respectively.
So what are we using our smartphones for? Sending text messages rose .3% to 75.9% to remain the feature that most people have used on their smartphone. The biggest gain came from those using social networks which rose .9% to 39.2%. Right behind was the .8% gain to 54.2% for the smartphone owners using downloaded apps. The largest decline, .3%, was for those playing games. 33.7% of smartphone users play games on their phones, down from 34% for the three months ended in August.
Smartphones now make up 53% of the handsets used my mobile phone users in the U.S. That is a gain of 6% from August and represents 123.3 million Americans that use a smartphone.
source: comScore via TUAW