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Trulia releases Android tablet, rental apps

Google's mobile platform continues to grow market share

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Trulia today released two new free mobile apps, including an app that is optimized for Android tablets and an Android app focused on the rental market. The new Android apps give a nod to the growth of Google's Android platform for mobile devices, which led with a 41.8 percent market share among smartphones during the three-month period ending in July, according to a report by metrics company comScore Inc. Apple Inc.'s mobile platform had a 27 percent market share during that period, while Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform fell to a 21.7 percent market share. The tablet market is lopsided in favor of Apple's iPads for now. International Data Corporation reported that Apple's tablet computers have a global market share of about 68.3 percent, with IDC research analyst Jennifer Song forecasting that the market share for Android tablets may grow to 25.9 percent by the end of 2011. That still represents a market share lead greater than 40 percentage points for Apple's tab...