Over Half of US Smartphones are Android

Android accounts for more than half of the smartphones in US, according to the latest figures from comScore’s mobiLens service for the three month period ending March 2012.

Android posted a market share of 51 per cent, up 3.7 percentage points from the previous quarter, ending December. iOS remains in second place, at 30.7 per cent, up 1.1 per cent. The Big Two are increasingly elbowing out other OSs – BlackBerry fell 3.7 percentage points, down to 12.3 per cent, and Microsofts Windows Phone dropped 0.8 percentage points to 3.9 per cent. Only Symbian remained level, at 1.4 per cent.

The size of the market being played for also grew, as the number of smartphone owners in the US increased 9 per cent, to a total 106m.

Samsung continued to solidify its position as the top handset manufacturer, growin 0.7 per cent from December to a market share of 26 per cent. LG ranks second on 19.3 per cent – down 0.7 percentage points on the previous quarter – and Apple is rapidly catching up, overtaking Motorola (12.8 per cent) to take third place. With an increase of 1.6 percentage points, Apple holds a 14 per cent market share. RIM was finally pushed out of the top five, with HTC taking its place. HTC also saw its market share drop, by 0.2 percentage points to 6 per cent – but once again, with the dominance of the major players, its currently a question of who can manage to fall slowest.