comScore, a company that measures the digital world, released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending May 2011.
The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.8 percent market share. Google’s Android led among smartphone platforms with 38.1 percent market share.
For the three month average period, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM, followed by LG with 21.1 percent share and Motorola with 15.1 percent share. Apple strengthened its position at number four with 8.7 percent share of mobile subscribers, while RIM rounded out the top five with 8.1 percent share.
76.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in May 2011, up 11 percent from the preceding three month period. Google’s Android ranked as the top operating system with 38.1 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, up 5.1 percentage points. Apple strengthened its number two position with 26.6 percent of the smartphone market, up 1.4 percentage points. RIM ranked third with 24.7 percent share, followed by Microsoft (5.8 percent) and Palm (2.4 percent).