Research firm ComScore have released its latest figures which shows Google’s Android operating system is steadily climbing upwards and has now reached 43.7 percent market share in the US smartphone market. The comScore data is based on a survey of 30,000 smartphone users for three months ending August 31.
The percentage of Android smartphone users has increased 5.6 percent from the three month period from March to May 2011 when the percentage was sitting at 38.1 percent. Only Apple seen an increase in percentage but only by 0.7 percent, although Apple’s increase in market share seems to be slowing a bit with smaller incremental changes in August compared to July.
Apple did however further distance themselves from Research In Motion who continue to struggle and see the largest drop in market share, they had a 5 percent drop from 24.7 to 19.7. Microsoft and Symbian seen small drops in their market share also.
Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.3 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, an increase of 0.5 percent from the prior three-month period. They were followed by LG with 21 percent share and Motorola with 14% share, who both seen a slight drop in market share.
Apple strengthened its position in fourth place with a 9.8 percent share of mobile subscribers, with an increase of 1.1 percent. While RIM are again struggling with a 7.1 percent share and a loss of 1.0 percent.
Smartphones sales in the US had increased with 84.5 million people buying smartphones during the three months ending in August, up 10 percent from the preceding three month period.