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StreetInsider.com – Android (GOOG) Topples Peers, Becomes Number One U.S. Smartphone Platform – comScore

StreetInsider.com – Android (GOOG) Topples Peers, Becomes Number One U.S. Smartphone Platform – comScore

March 7, 2011 1:36 PM EST

According to data from comScore (Nasdaq:SCOR) today, Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android has overtaken Research In Motion’s (Nasdaq: RIMM) BlackBerry as the top smartphone platform in the U.S. for the three-months ended January 2011.

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.

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Palm (NYSE: HPQ) rounded-out the top five, losing 1.7 and 0.7 percentage points, respectively.

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%.

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