Samsung and Google, at least from September to November, reigned supreme in the smartphone world.
comScore revealed data from the its MobiLens service and found Samsung as the top handset manufacturer and Google Android as the top smartphone platform during the three month average period ending Nov. 2012. Microsoft, meanwhile, continues to lag behind.
According to a survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, Google Android dominated the platform race with 53.7 percent market share. Apple remained in second with a 35 percent share. Microsoft came in fourth place again with just a 3 percent market share, down 0.6 percent from the last three-month period.
Samsung held a 26.9 percent market share for both smartphone and non-smartphone devices. Apple, which ranked third during the period ending in August, moved to second place past LG with an 18.5 percent market share, up 1.4 percent from August.
123.3 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, accounting for 53 percent of the mobile market during the three months ending in November. That’s up 6 percent since August.
Finally, there was not much change in mobile content usage since August. Text messaging was again the top use, with 75.9 percent of subscribers texting on their devices. Using apps, the browser and social networking, in that order, followed.
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