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Android is now the number one mobile OS in US

Android has again been spotted as the top OS for the mobile devices including Smartphones and Tablets in the US

Although Apple is still the most popular tablet or smartphone seller, but it seems that at the same time a lot of Android devices are also making a business in parallel with Apple. Google’s Android operating system had dominated last year, it also had reported to acquire about half of the market shares in the last quarter of 2011.

According to a report by Comscore 97.9 million people in the US owned a smartphone during the last quarter of 2011, which also represented 40 percent of all the mobile device subscribers. Google Android also topped the list of the smartphone OS market as it acquired 47.3 percent of shares which is about 2.5 percent from September.

Apple has acquired the second position with 29.6 percent which is also 2.2 percent rise from their last figures. RIM managed the third position with 16 percent and is followed by Microsoft with 4.7 percent and Symbian with 1.4 percent.

They have also reported that Samsung topped the handset manufacture overall, with 25.3 percent of shares. LG followed them with 20 percent market share and Motorola with 13.3 percent share. And after them follows Apple with 12.4 percent of total mobile subscribers. However RIM also managed the position for the fifth in the top five with 6.7 percent.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-02- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)