Android still dominates in latest smartphone survey

The smartphone industry continues to be an Android dominated business, according to a new survey of smartphone owners in the US. Comscore reported that its survey of over 30,000 U.S. phone subscribers for the three month period ending in November showed that Google's operating system is used by 46.9 percent of those surveyed. That's a 3.1 percent increase compared to the previous three month time period.

Apple's iOS operating system came in second with 28.7 percent, a gain of 1.4 percent. Research in Motion's Blackberry OS was in third with 16.6 percent but it took a big 3.1 percent drop compared to the previous three month time period. Despite releasing four new Windows Phones-based in the US in November, Microsoft's mobile OS came in fourth with just 5.2 percent, a decline of 0.5 percent from the last three month survey period.

Samsung is the most popular mobile phone maker in the US, according to the survey. Comscore says that 25.6 percent of subscribers own a Samsung-made phone. LG came in second with 20.5 percent, followed by Motorola with 13.7 percent, Apple with 11.2 percent and RIM with 6.5 percent. The survey covered both smartphones and non-smartphones.

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