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Old 07-11-2014, 09:16 AM
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Lightbulb Android ups its lead over iOS

Google's mobile operating system is still the dominant smartphone platform in the US, with a 52 percent share of the market, says research firm ComScore.

Android -- Google's operating system for mobile devices -- continues to maintain a hefty market-share lead over Apple's iOS in the US, according to stats released on Thursday by research firm ComScore.

For the three months ending September, Android's share of the US smartphone market was 52.1 percent, up slightly from 51.9 percent for the prior three months. Over the same period, Apple's share dipped to 41.7 percent from 42.1 percent.

But Apple's share may well show growth in ComScore's next report. Apple launched its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices on September 19, so the new phones weren't included in most of the three-month period cited by ComScore. Further, many smartphone buyers held off on new purchases as they waited for the iPhone 6 to debut. The phones got off to a hot start during the opening weekend with sales of more than 10 million units.

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