ComScore: Microsoft's US mobile phone market share has dropped

Microsoft lost some market share in the US smartphone industry, according to a new report from ComScore. Last time, the research firm said that Microsoft actually saw a small rise in its market share, but the new data, taken between June and August 2012, shows that Microsoft's smartphone share is now at 3.6 percent, a decline of 0.4 percent compared to May 2012.

The new data also shows an even bigger decline in Research in Motion's market share for its Blackberry smartphone OS. ComScore said it now commands 8.3 percent of the industry, which is a massive 3.1 percent decline compared to the last three month period that ComScore reported on.

Google's Android OS remains the top smartphone operating system with 52.6 percent, an increase of 1.7 percent. Apple's iOS is second at 34.3 percent, an increase of 2.4 percent.

ComScore claims Samsung is still the biggest mobile phone hardware maker in the US with 25.7 percent of the market in August, unchanged compared to the last three month period. LG was second with 18.2 percent, followed by Apple with 17.1 percent in third place. Motorola was in fourth with 11.2 percent and HTC was fifth with 6.3 percent.

Source: ComScore | Image via ComScore

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