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Android overtakes 50% market share according to comScore

There's enough people in the world that every smartphone OS should be able to co-exist peacefully. In theory. Chalk it up to money and the electronic equivalent of Manifest Destiny, but the reality is that there's an all-out war among smartphone manufacturers of OSes and devices to capture the most market share, and it's a war that Android is currently winning.

Android nears 50% market share as U.S. tops 100M smartphone users

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The latest comScore MobiLens report out and, for the first time, the number of U.S. smartphone subscribers has eclipsed the 100-million mark. Growing 13 percent from October, the finding tells us that there are 101.3 million American users running around with smartphones. As to exactly what brand and platforms you're bound to run into seems to differ from quarter to quarter however chances are good you'll encounter plenty of Samsung handsets running Android along the way.

Samsung and Android still on top; Siri cries in disbelief

siriAccording to ComScore's latest numbers, Samsung and Android remain on top despite the release of the "revolutionary" iPhone 4S and its side-kick Siri. Samsung remains the top manufacturer, holding onto 25.5 percent of total mobile subscribers (a number that will surely increase once Verizon decides to release the Galaxy Nexus). The release of the iPhone 4S did manage to give Apple a 1.3 point change, but it wasn't enough to get them out of the number four spot.

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