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Android Reigns King Of Mobile Platforms

Another day, another batch of mobile operating system market research. The latest from Nielsen finds that Android continued its strong growth this past quarter, once again showing progress as it retained its position as the top domestic smartphone platform. "Android finds itself atop the list again with 39% of the market," reports Boy Genius Reports, citing new second-quarter smartphone market share data from Nielsen.

Apple's iOS remained in the second spot with 28%, followed by Blackberry-maker RIM, which slid to 20% in the second quarter. "Windows Mobile and Windows Phone combined to take 9% of the market, while webOS and Palm OS combined to account for just 2% of the market," BGR notes.

On the list of top vendors last quarter, Apple held its lead by a wide margin with 28% of the total U.S. market, while "HTC devices accounted for 14% of Android market and 6% of the Windows Phone/Windows Mobile market, making it the nation's top vendor in both categories and No. 2 overall."



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