Android Captures More Than 40% of the U.S. Smartphone Market
By on August 4th, 2011

Android has been in the leading position in the worldwide smartphone market for months now. It has also been the most popular smartphone OS in the U.S., despite the extremely high sales of the iPhone, which is the single most popular smartphone on the planet.

There are now more than 550,000 Android device activations every day, and both Android and iOS are growing at the expense of RIM’s Blackberry and Nokia’s Symbian.

We already reported Nielsen’s numbers a week back, which confirmed what we already knew – Android is on the rise, and so is iOS.

Today, ComScore released their own statistics for the three month period ended June 31.

It seems that Android has been steadily gaining market share in the U.S. market. It had a 40.1% share by the end of June compared to 34.7% just three months before that. It’s possible that by now, its market share is closer to 41% or so. It was the biggest gainer in the second quarter of 2011.

Even iOS gained market share, and is now on 26.6% of all smartphones. Nielsen reported that Android was on 39% while iOS was on 28% of all smartphones in its report, so it isn’t clear which of them is right, but what we do know is, Blackberry and Symbian are definitely the biggest losers.

RIM doesn’t seem to have a clue about what strategy it should adopt, while Nokia has dumped Symbian to go with Windows Phone 7. It is expected to unveil its first WP7 device soon.

ComScore US Smartphone Data

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