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Here’s more challenging news for Microsoft in the highly competitive smartphone arena. The latest report from comScore — a survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers — found that Microsoft’s share slipped to 3.6 percent during the three-month period ended in August.

Meanwhile, Google and Apple continued to gain share, mainly at the expense of RIM, which saw its share decline by 3.1 percent.

According to the survey, more than 234 million Americans used mobile devices, with Samsung the top choice for handset maker with a 25.7 percent share. LG finished second with an 18.2 percent share, followed by Apple at 17.1 percent.

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