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Android smart phones gaining ground

ComScore: BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows lose market share

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Google's Android smart phone operating platform was the only major platform to gain market share in the three months ending in July, according to a report by Web research firm comScore. The July report found that Google's average market share for the months of May, June and July was 17 percent among smart phone subscribers ages 13 and up -- that's up from a 12 percent average for February, March and April. Both RIM's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone lost market share in the latest report: -1.8 percent and -1.3 percent, respectively. Apple's iPhone 4 was released on June 24. Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform lost the most market share between the two time periods: -2.2 percent, while Palm's platform remained flat. Overall, BlackBerry still holds the largest market share among smart phone platforms, comScore reported, with a 39.3 percent average for the three months ending in July.The iPhone followed at 23.8 percent, then Android's 17 percent, Windows Mobile's 11.8 percent, and Palm's 4...