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70 percent of US-owned smartphones are iPhones or Androids

If you're one of the 82.2 million smartphone owners in the United States, there's a 70 percent chance you're carrying around either an iPhone or an Android-powered phone, according to the latest report from comScore.

Released yesterday, the second quarter results show that Google's Android platform was still the No.1 smartphone platform in the U.S. with nearly 42 percent of the market share, with Apple's iOS second at 27 percent. Research in Motion, which makes the BlackBerry, came in third at nearly 22 percent. 

Despite the dominance of the operating systems, Apple's device was not the second most owned handset, coming behind three other Android manufacturers. The survey polled 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found that of those Android phone owners, Samsung proved to be the most popular brand for handsets: 25.5 percent had them. In second place: LG, with almost 21 percent. Apple comes in fourth, at 9.5 percent, behind Motorola (14.1 percent).

The comScore survey also looked at what people were doing with their phones.


By far, the most popular use was to send text messages, which 70 percent of subscribers said they did. Then came tapping into their browsers (41.1 percent) and then downloading applications (40.6 percent).

Worldwide, Android accounts for almost 50 percent of the smartphone market, with Apple's iOS coming in at 19 percent. But as the sole manufacturer of the sole device for the iOS, the iPhone, Apple is the world's largest individual smartphone vendor, having shipped 20.3 million iPhones versus Samsung's 17 million.

— via TechCrunch

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