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Report: Android beats Apple in market share

January 10, 2011 | 10:29 am

Nexus 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.


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Photo: Samsung Elecronics Co.'s Nexus S smar tphone, which runs on Google Inc.'s Android operating system. Credit: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg