Apple's iOS platform has ticked upward yet again in the US smartphone market share. According to the latest data made available from comScore, iOS now represents 27% of the domestic mobile operating system market. During the previous quarter, iOS claimed only 26% of the market.
Unfortunately for Apple, however, Android gained 5% during the same period. So whose market share did Apple erode? Research in Motion, Microsoft, and Symbian. The most precipitous fall came for RIM, which saw its BlackBerry platform tumble from 25% down to 21%.
All told, Google's Android now retains a 41.8 percent market share with Microsoft (5.7 percent) and Symbian (1.9 percent) finishing at the opposite end of the spectrum.
82.2 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in July 2011, up 10 percent from the preceding three month period.