The new comScore marketshare numbers for smartphone platforms are out.
And Google’s Android platform has increased its market share to nearly 44% for the three months ending August 31.
Some 84.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, up 10% from the preceding three month period.
How long before every mobile phone in the U.S. is a smartphone. Given that older iPhone models are now going for $99 (iPhone 4) and older models like iPhone 3GS are free, we should see an uptick in smartphone adoption.
As per comScore, Apple strengthened its #2 position, growing 0.7 percentage points to 27.3% of the smartphone market.
Struggling Canadian company RIM (Blackberry) came in third with 19.7%, followed by Microsoft (5.7%) and Symbian with a tiny 1.8%.