Report: Android beats Apple in market share
A new report from online research company comScore gives a new indication that Android is overtaking Apple in popularity among U.S. consumers.
Blackberry-maker Research In Motion continues to lead in market share, with 33.5% of U.S. smart phone subscribers for the three months ending in November 2010. But it lost market share to Google's Android platform, which was up from 19.6% to 26% in the period.
Google narrowly beat Apple for second place. Apple took 25% of the market.
According to comScore, 61.5 million people in the U.S. owned smart phones during the period.
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: Samsung Elecronics Co.'s Nexus S smar tphone, which runs on Google Inc.'s Android operating system. Credit: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg