StreetInsider.com – Android (GOOG) Topples Peers, Becomes Number One U.S. Smartphone Platform – comScore
Having been in second place over the last two quaters, Android has now secured a 31.2% market share, top amongst its peers. The number is a 7.7 percentage point jump from the last reading.
RIM actually lost market share, dropping 5.4 points to 30.4%. Coming in third was Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), with a 24.7% share, a modest increase sequentially.
ComScore notes that 65.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones through January.
In terms of mobile OEMs, Samsung was atop again, with a 24.9% market share. LG came in second at 20.8%, Motorola (NYSE: MMI) was third at 16.5%, RIM fourth with 8.6%, and Apple fifth at 7%.