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Android and Apple gain smartphone share while RIM falls, report says

Android is tearing up the smartphone market, with Apple in second and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion eating dust at a distant third, according to a new report by research firm ComScore.

Smartphones running on Google's Android operating system grabbed 38.1% of the American smartphone market in the three months ended in May, a jump of more than 5% compared with the previous three months, while Apple gained a modest 1.4% to take 26.6% of the market, according to the report, released Tuesday. Troubled RIM slipped to 24.7%.

Other interesting statistics about American phone habits:

  • One in three Americans now own a smartphone.
  • Almost 40% of phone owners have downloaded an app in the month of May alone. 
  • More than a quarter of phone owners play games on their handsets, while less than a fifth listen to music using their phones.


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-- Shan Li

Photo: Models showcase the newly launched Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray phone on June 22 in Singapore. Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson has unveiled two new Android models in a bid to grab more of the burgeoning smartphone market. Credit: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

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