Apple and Google both showed gains in the U.S. mobile phone market in the three months ending n May of 2011, according to new data released by market research firm comScore. The company said that Apple lengthened its lead over Research In Motion in total handsets, while Apple and Google both gained share in the smartphone-specific market, with Apple’s iOS passing RIM’s BlackBerry to be the #2 smartphone platform.
While Apple only sells one mobile phone, the iPhone, comScore’s data shows the company to be the #4 mobile handset maker in the U.S. Apple sold 8.7% of all mobile handsets, a 1.2% gain over the three months ending in February, while #5 RIM showed a -0.5% decline.
In fact, only Apple and #2 LG (+0.2%) showed gains in the company’s survey, with #1 Samsung holding even and #3 Motorola dropping by 1%.
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