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Android Pulls Further Ahead In US Smartphone Race

Aaron Tilton

New figures from ComScore show Android has further pulled head of Apple, RIM in the US. According to their latest 3 month survey, of the 82.2 million Smartphone users in the US a whopping 41.8 percent have an Android device in their pocket – a 5 percent jump from April's figures. Pulling into a not-so-close second is Apple's iOS with a 27 percent market share, followed closely by RIM with around 22 percent of the total market. Rounding up the back are Microsoft and Symbian with 5.7 and 1.9 percent respectively.

With the launch of the next gen. iPhone 5 just on the horizon, Android looks like it is well placed to weather storm of the next major Apple launch. Regarding manufacturing, Samsung is still (surprise, surprise) king of the market with a 25.5 percent piece of the smartphone pie. LG and Motorola remained stable at 20.9 and 14 percent respectively, while Apple elbowed it's way to a 9.5 percent stake.

For the moment it seems as if the fronts have stabilized for the moment but with the IFA right around the corner, we could be in for some game changing surprises. We're going to be reporting from Berlin and we'll keep you posted on all the latest developments.

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  • Aaron Android Aug 31, 2011 Link

    Wow there are almost as many Samsung smartphone users as Apple.

    But my question is does this mean that they make almost as much in profit? Cause Apple is still LOADED with cash even with a smaller market share than Android.