Despite cries that devices such as the Kindle Fire were “killing” Android, Google’s mobile operating system is continuing to strengthen its presence among U.S. smartphone buyers. According to the latest figures published by comScore on Tuesday, Android had a 51% grip of the U.S. smartphone market in the three-month period ended March 2012. That’s up 3.7 percentage points from the three-month period ended December 2011. Apple’s iOS now has a 30.7% share, up 1.1 percentage points, followed by RIM (12.3%, down 3.7 percentage points), Windows Phone (3.9%, down 0.8 percentage points) and Symbian which maintained a steady 1.4% share of the U.S. smartphone market.
Samsung has a 26% share of the U.S. mobile market, up 0.7 percentage points, followed by LG (19.3%, down 0.7 percentage points), Apple (15%, up 1.6 percentage points), Motorola (12.8%, down 0.5 percentage points) and HTC (6%, down 0.2 percentage points).