Recent comScore findings, for the three months ended October, show Android‘s share of U.S. smartphone users grew 4.4 points over the prior three months, climbing to a 46.3 percent of the market. Apple remains in second place, gaining an extra percentage point to 28.1 percent share.
BlackBerry maker RIM loses 4.5 points from the prior three months and is down to 17.2 percent of the market. Microsoft’s Windows Phone with 5.4 percent and Nokia’s Symbian with 1.6 percent, both losing a less than a percentage point.
Growth for smartphones remains steady, 90 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three-month period ending in October, a 10 percent gain from the prior period. A total of 234 million Americans age 13 and older now use mobile devices.