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Victimized Google Has 40 Percent Smartphone Share in U.S.

Published on August 4, 2011
by John Paczkowski

If Google truly is the victim of “a hostile, organized campaign against Android,” you’d never know it from the latest comScore numbers.

According to comScore’s June survey of the U.S. smartphone market, Android remains the leading OS, with a 40.1 percent share — up 5.4 points since March. Apple’s iOS ranks second with a 26.6 percent share, and Research In Motion is third after dropping 3.7 percent to 23.4 percent.

In other words, Google’s share of the U.S smartphone market is the largest by far. Puts Google’s whinging call for safe patent passage for Android in perspective, doesn’t it? Perhaps a call for patent reform next time? (Including such a call this time might have helped, but it was notably absent.)

Incidentally, there are new worldwide mobile market numbers from IDC today as well, and they confirm what we’ve already heard twice in the past few weeks: “The smartphone market crowned a new leader in 2Q11, and its name is Apple.”

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