by George Heymann

Nearly half of U.S. Mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, 48 percent are on Android

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

According to the most recent Nielson report, 49.7 percent of U.S. Mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, an increase of 38 percent over last year. The trend is continuing to grow as more than two-thirds of those who acquired a new mobile device in the last three months chose a smartphone over a feature phone.

In the U.S. Android continues to lead the way with a 48 percent market share, Apple has a 32 percent share, Rim follows with 12 percent, with everyone else making up the remaining 8 percent. If you would like to get additional information check the  full Nielsen report.

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According to a recent comScore report iOS drives more web traffic despite smaller installed base.

Although the Android Platform has the largest OS market share by installed base, 43.7 percent in August. The iOS platform had the highest share of mobile connected devices 43.1 percent compared to Androids 34.1 percent.

The difference is largely attributed to the iPads dominance in the tablet market.

“The iOS platform also accounts for the largest share of Internet traffic, measured in terms of browser-based page views, in the U.S. at present. When measuring market share of Internet traffic by platform, iOS accounted for more than half (58.5 percent) of the share of total non-computer traffic in the U.S.

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Latest comScore US market share report has Google and Apple gaining ground, everyone else down

The latest comScore report indicated that 74.6 million people in U.S. owned smartphones up 13 percent from the previous quarter ending in January 2011. Google Android held the number one position up 5.2 percent with a 36.4 percent market share. Apple captured the number 2 position from Rim up 1.3 percent to 26 percent share while RIM dropped into the number three position with a 25.7 market share, followed by Microsoft (6.7 percent) and Palm with (2.6 percent)

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