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Android Use Continues Growing as RIM Declines

By Adam Dickter | August 4, 2010 | Top Tech News

Google’s Android portable operating system led U.S. handsets in the second quarter with a 33 percent market share. Even as Android rose, Research In Motion’s market share declined to 28 percent. NPD Group put Apple’s iPhone at 22 percent before the introduction of the iPhone 4. Verizon Wireless remained dominant among U.S. carriers.

Continued good news for Google ‘s ascendant Android operating system is bad news for Research In Motion, as the Canadian smartphone leader lost some market share for the first time in nearly three years, a study suggests.

NPD Group’s analysis of the second quarter of 2010 found that Android took the lead among operating systems in handsets sold in the U.S., with 33 percent of the market, compared with RIM’s 28 percent and the Apple iPhone’s 22 percent.

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