Report: Apple’s Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market Now Over 33%, RIM Drops To Under 10%

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The latest data from online analytics company comScore shows that Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market has grown to just over 33%. That’s up 2% since April 2012. The study, which surveyed over 30,000 U.S. mobile phone subscribers, unsurprisingly found that Google’s Android continues to lead among smartphone platforms with over 52% market share, an increase of 1.4% since April.

Apple And Google Up, RIM And Microsoft Down

The biggest loser among smartphone platforms is RIM, which also doesn’t come as a surprise. RIM is now ranked third with 9.5% share. Microsoft’s efforts in the mobile space aren’t exactly panning out either, though. Instead of gaining market share in the last few months, Microsoft’s smartphone platform was actually down 0.4% and now commands just 3.6% of the market.

As for manufacturers, Samsung continues to lead among smartphone and non-smartphone OEMs, with 25.6% of the market (down 0.3% since April), followed by LG (18.4%) and Apple (16.3% and up 1.9% since April).

Users are also starting to make more use of their phone’s capabilities. According to comScore’s data, the number of mobile phone owners (including those without smartphones) who use text messaging, download apps, access social networking sites and used a mobile browser are all up since April.