John Paczkowski

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Smartphone Snapshot: Still a Two-Horse Race

The latest metrics on the U.S. smartphone market from comScore, published Wednesday, are about what you’d expect. Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS continue to gain ground at the expense of pretty much everyone else. For the three-month average period ending in August, Android claimed a 43.7 percent share of the U.S. smartphone platform market, a 5.6 point gain over the previous period. iOS snagged 27.3 percent, a gain of 0.7 percent.

The remaining platforms in the top five all saw declines, with Research In Motion tumbling to 19.7 percent from 24.7 percent, Microsoft slipping to 5.7 percent from 5.8 percent and Nokia’s Symbian falling to 1.8 percent from 2.1 percent.

Meanwhile, the number of Americans who owned smartphones rose 10 percent in the three-month period, though that increase seems to have benefited only Google and Apple.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”