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Android Continues Creeping on BlackBerry, iPhone

Although Apple is still selling its new iPhone 4 by the boatload, it's actually losing out on market share as Android surges with greater strength every day.

Research firm comScore found:

«53.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in July, up 11 percent from the corresponding April period. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 39.3 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 23.8 percent share. Google saw significant growth during the period, rising 5.0 percentage points to capture 17.0 percent of smartphone subscribers. Microsoft accounted for 11.8 percent of Smartphone subscribers, while Palm rounded out the top five with 4.9 percent. Despite losing share to Google Android, most smartphone platforms continue to gain subscribers as the smartphone market overall continues to grow.»

In terms of share percentage, RIM fell 1.8 percent, Apple fell 1.3 percent and Microsoft fell 2.2 percent. Google, however, gained 5 percent.

ComScore also found in July that 2 out of 3 U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device and 1 out of 3 used a mobile internet browser both of which were on the rise. In fact, the stats gathered showed a slight increase in nearly all smartphone activity, such as downloading apps, accessing of social networking sites or blogs, and listening to music.