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Android climbs to 47% smartphone market share

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As foreshadowed last month, more than three-quarters of U.S. smartphone owners now have devices that run on either Google's Android platform or Apple's iPhone platform, with Android continuing to gain the most market share. Overall smartphone ownership among U.S. mobile subscribers 13 and up rose 8 percent in the three months ending in November, to 91.4 million people, according to the latest monthly report from metrics company comScore Inc. That's 39.1 percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers. The Android platform increased its lead in market share to 46.9 percent in the three months ending in November, up 3.1 percentage points from the three months ending in August. The iPhone platform increased its market share by 1.4 percentage points, to 28.7 percent. Combined, the two had a market share of 75.6 percent. Every other platform lost ground. Research In Motion's BlackBerry saw its market share decline by the same amount the Android platform gained -- 3.1 percentage points -- fal...