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Latest comScore Report Shows Android with the Only Gain Since June of Top Three OS Platforms

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The monthly report from comScore is in, and once again the numbers are looking just peachy keen for Android. While the leading platform, RIM’s Blackberry, saw a 2.8 percent drop and Apple’s number remained stagnant, Android made the only improvement on its June numbers with a 6.5 percent increase from 14.9  percent of all smartphone subscribers to 21.4 percent.

This means that out of the 58.7 million people in the US with a smartphone — a number which itself has increased 15 percent since June — one out of every five is an Android handset. Use of smartphone services such as web browsing and application downloads is also on the rise.

Of manufacturers, Samsung ranked at the top in terms of US mobile subscribers, followed by LG and Motorola. That equals the top three OEMs using Android in one capacity or another, while spots four and five were left for non-Android manufacturing giants RIM and Nokia.

Do we need to say it again? Android is on the rise and life is good.

[via TechCrunch]




  • Fred

    What happened to HTC?

  • Tyler Miller

    Wasn’t there a metric-grip-ton of people saying that we need to wait until after June to see what’s really going on? Like something happened in June that was supposed to be game changing etc etc and knock Android out of the running? What happened to all of them? Zoinks, yo.

  • ACR

    @Fred. I haven’t seen any HTC in any chart.

  • TheDrizzle

    Awesome news, so close to dethroning Apple. Now cue the WP7 devout saying that it will dominate.

  • JO

    With android’s crappy support for exchange Microsoft will claw its way back with WM7.

  • JO

    P.S The survey was for the period ending Sept. Correct me if I’m wrong but windows mobile wasn’t even out until October.