Chalk up another smartphone victory for Apple. According to the findings published Friday morning by the folks at comScore, an April survey of mobile phone usage shows that Apple blew past Research in Motion to secure the second spot in the US among smartphone platforms. For now, Android is holding fast to the top spot.
Google Android ranked as the top operating system with 36.4 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, up 5.2 percentage points. Apple also gained share, capturing the #2 position with 26.0 percent of the smartphone market. RIM ranked third with 25.7 percent share, followed by Microsoft (6.7 percent) and Palm (2.6 percent).
With regard to mobile subscriber share, Apple jumped to the #4 position with an 8.3% share of mobile subscribers (up 1.3 percentage points from the last study). RIM, however, was close behind in fifth place with an 8.2% share. Still, it's a strong showing for Apple and one that portends favorably for the future consumer adoption rate of the touchscreen handset.
To read the full report from comScore, click here.