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March 7, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Google’s Android tops U.S. smartphone market, comScore says

Google’s Android operating system topped the U.S. smartphone market in January for the first time, with 31.2 percent of the market, according to a new comScore report.

The firm said Android’s market share grew 7.7 percent from October through January, while Research In Motion fell 5.4 percent and Apple was nearly flat at 0.1 percent growth. Microsoft’s share fell 1.7 percent.

Among handset makers, Samsung led the U.S. market with 24.9 percent of the market in January. The market leadership didn’t change much; Samsung was followed by LG, Motorola, RIM and Apple.

The report’s based on a survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers.

Here are the charts from the news release:

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