Nearly three-quarters of U.S. smartphone owners have devices that run on either Google’s Android platform or Apple’s iPhone platform, according to the latest monthly report from metrics company comScore Inc.
Overall smartphone ownership among U.S. mobile subscribers 13 and up rose 10 percent in the three months ending in October, to 90 million people. That’s 38.5 percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers.
The Android platform increased its lead in market share to 46.3 percent in the three months ending in October, a 4.4-percentage-point rise from the three months ending in July. The iPhone platform increased its market share by 1 percentage point, to 28.1 percent. Combined, the two had a market share of 74.4 percent.
As in last month’s report, every other platform saw its market share drop. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry saw its market share decline by 4.5 percentage points, to 17.2 percent.
Microsoft and Symbian each saw their market share decrease by 0.3 percentage points, to 5.4 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.
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