Google Android Surpasses Apple iPhone Market Share

After several months of strong growth, the number of smartphones powered by Google’s Android platform surpassed the Apple iPhone in the U.S. for the three-month period ending in November 2010, a market research firm says.

61.5 million Americans ages 13 and older owned a smartphone in the period, and 26% had an Android-based phone, ComScore reported Friday. Third-place Apple followed with a 25% share and Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, led the pack with a 33.5% share.

Android’s number two ranking followed an increase of 6.4 percentage points from the previous three-month period. During the same timeframe, Apple’s share grew by less than one percentage point, and RIM’s BlackBerry fell 4.1 points. The overall number of people sporting smartphones rose by 10%.

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