Google's Android continues to lead in smartphones

The OS makes up 50.9 percent of the U.S. market, beating Apple's 31.9 percent share, according to a ComScore report. This is up 0.1 percent from earlier this year.

U.S. smartphone users continue to favor Samsung phones and Google's Android operating system, according to a report released today by ComScore MobiLens.

The report surveyed more than 30,000 mobile subscribers over a three-month period ending in May, finding that Samsung has 25.7 percent of the market share as a manufacturer and Google's Android has 50.9 percent of the market share for operating systems.

This shows continued growth from both companies over the months, compared to the a ComScore report released last month . Android's hold on the market grew 0.8 percent from February, while Samsung's share grew 0.1 percent.

Their competitors trailed behind.

The latest data shows Apple ranking at No. 2 behind the Android OS with 31.9 percent of the OS market. RIM ranked third with 11.4 percent, followed by Microsoft at 4 percent and Symbian at 1.1 percent.

For manufacturers, LG was second with 19.1 percent share. Apple continued to grow its share in the market, ranking third with 15 percent, followed by Motorola with 12 percent and HTC with 6.1 percent.

The report also shows that what most people use their phones for is text messaging. In May, 74.8 percent of subscribers used text messaging, 51.1 percent downloaded apps, and 49.8 percent used the Internet. Thirty-six percent of people used their phones to access social networking and blogs were, while 33.5 percent played games and 27 percent listened to music.

To read the full report, click here.

 

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