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March 06, 2012 at 16:19 PM EST
AAPL, Google Gain U.S. Mobile Share in January, Says Comscore
Research firm comScore this afternoon reported mobile phone subscriber statistics by device and by platform for the U.S. for the three months ending January, based on a survey of 30,000 individuals. Samsung Electronics (005930KS) captured the top spot in total mobile phone usage by vendor, with 25.4%, though that was down by 10 basis points [...]

Research firm comScore this afternoon reported mobile phone subscriber statistics by device and by platform for the U.S. for the three months ending January, based on a survey of 30,000 individuals.

Samsung Electronics (005930KS) captured the top spot in total mobile phone usage by vendor, with 25.4%, though that was down by 10 basis points from the October-ending three month period. Apple (AAPL) was the only vendor picking up share, rising 2 percentage points to 12.8% of all mobile phone usage, comScore reports. That gave Apple fourth place behind Motorola Mobility (MMI), at third place with 13.2% share, down 40 basis points, and LG Electronics (06657011KS), which dropped almost 1 point to 19.7%, for second place.

In terms of smartphone platform share, comScore relates that Google‘s (GOOG) Android operating system gained a little over 2 percentage points, for 48.6% share, while Apple’s iOS gained 1.4 points, at 29.5%.

Research in Motion (RIMM) lost 2 points of share by platform, for at 15.2% share, at third place, and was flat in terms of device share, at 6.6%, in fifth place behind Apple.

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