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Samsung Tops U.S. Mobile Device Manufacturers, Apple Gains In Hardware And Platform Share

Samsung Tops U.S. Mobile Device Manufacturers, Apple Gains In Hardware And Platform Share

Apple and Samsung are both increasing their market share, with RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian continuing to fall.

Smartphones were used by 51 percent of those surveyed, up 8 percent since the June quarter. Android was the top smartphone platform during the period, nabbing 52.5 percent of the overall market. That was up 0.9 percentage points from the quarter ending in June. Apple’s iOS also gained, going up 1.9 points between the two measurement periods, from 32.4 percent to 34.3 percent. RIM was the big loser, dropping 2.3 percentage points from 10.7 to 8.4 percent of the mobile OS market. Both Microsoft and Symbian also saw slight decreases in share during the period.

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