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Latest Mobile Market Stats: Google and Apple Up, RIM Buried in Fruit Cellar

Smartphone usage in the U.S. grew another 5 percent between February and May, with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platform continuing as the biggest beneficiaries of that growth.

According to the latest numbers from research outfit comScore, nearly 110 million people owned smartphones during the three months ending in May. Of those, 50.9 percent used Android handsets, up from 50.1 percent from the period ended in February; and 31.9 percent had iPhones, up from 30.2 percent.

Microsoft’s share of the market also increased, but only slightly — to 4 percent, from 3.9 percent.

As in quarters past, those gains came at the expense of rivals Research In Motion and Nokia. Both companies’ share of the smartphone market declined between February and May, with RIM’s falling two points to 11.4 percent, and Nokia’s Symbian slipping to 1.1 percent from 1.5 percent.

In terms of the overall market, including feature phones, Samsung remains the top handset maker, with a 25.7 percent share of the market to LG’s 19.1 percent, Apple’s 15 percent, Motorola’s 12 percent and HTC’s 6.1 percent.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work