Android gains market share

June 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Google's Android system gained market share and Canadian firm Research in Motion dropped in a recent smartphone survey, ComScore said Monday.

In the survey of 30,000 smartphone users, Android captured 36.4 percent of the market February through April, ComputerWorld reported.

Apple's iPhone had 26 percent of the market, up 1.3 percentage points from the previous three months.

Android had surpassed iPhone in a previous survey, which covered November, December and January.

Microsoft's Windows for phones slipped in the recent survey, dropping from 8 percent to 6.7 percent of the market share.

Overall, smartphones are gaining a larger audience with 13 percent more users at the end of April than at the end January, ComScore said.

Research in Motion, makers of the BlackBerry, found its market share down 5 percentage points to 2.7 percent of the market in the latest survey.

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