More than 234 million Americans aged 13 and older were mobile subscribers between November 2009 and February 2010, according to the results from the latest quarterly comScore MobiLens survey of the mobile wireless industry.
According to comScore, Motorola topped all cell phone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a 22.3% market share. LG ranked second with a 21.7% share, Samsung third at 21.4%, Nokia at number four with 8.7% and RIM fifth with an 8.2% market share.
The number of smartphone users in the U.S. during the survey period’s average month, rose 21% on a quarter-over-quarter basis. RIM, with its Blackberry platform, maintained its position as the top smartphone platform provider in the nation with a 42.1% market share, 1.3% higher than the previous quarter.
Apple followed with a 25.4% share of the market, Microsoft ranked third at 15.1%, Google was fourth at 9%, and Palm followed, ranking fifth with a 5.4% market share. Google’s Android continued to be the fastest growing platform, gaining 5.2 percentage points during the quarterly period ending February.
In terms of content usage, 64% of mobile subscribers made use of text messaging, up 1.9% from the previous quarter. 29.4% of subscribers used Web browsers–up 2.4 percentage points–and 27.5% downloaded applications, a 1.8% increase. Social network access also increased, growing 2.9 percentage points to 18% of mobile subscribers.