Android tops RIM in US smartphone market share, Apple’s iPhone third


Google’s Android surpassed Research in Motion’s BlackBerry to become the largest mobile platform at the start of 2011, while Apple’s iOS and iPhone took third before the Verizon iPhone 4 was released.

New market data released by comScore on Monday shows that Google Android was the largest mobile platform in the U.S. for the three-month period that concluded with January 2011. Android’s growth of 7.7 percent over the previous quarter pushed the Google mobile operating system to 31.2 percent share, past RIM’s 30.4 percent share…