According to comScore, smartphone usage in the US is up 18 percent in the latest quarter. 42.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in an average month during the November 2009 to January 2010 period.
While Google’s Android OS sits in fourth place behind RIM, Apple, and Microsoft, it’s the only one registering the largest market share gains of the U.S.’s 5 leading smartphone operating systems. No Symbian in the list.
RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 43.0 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, rising 1.7 percentage points versus three months earlier. Apple ranked second with 25.1 percent share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Microsoft at 15.7 percent, Google at 7.1 percent (up 4.3 percentage points), and Palm at 5.7 percent. Google’s Android platform continues to see rapid gains in market share.
Read the full report from comScrore here