Both Samsung and Google's Android finished out 2011 strong as they continued to dominate the U.S. mobile market share, according to the latest report from comScore.
Covering the three-month period ending December 31, Samsung remained constant without any changes in its portion of the market share -- likely because the anticipated Galaxy Nexus did not make a debut on shelves until nearly the end of the quarter.
The only mobile OEM to post an increase was Apple, which ranked fourth with 12.4 percent of the market share and a 2.2 percent point change.
LG and Motorola came in second and third, respectively, while RIM rounded out the top five.
As for Android, there's no stopping it anytime soon. The platform now covers 47.3 percent of the U.S. mobile market share. Again, in the top five only Apple saw a surge in its cut as iOS placed second with 29.6 percent.
RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian ranked third, fourth, and fifth, respectively with RIM taking the largest tumble.
Overall, 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices by the end of December. Smartphone usage, in particular, is really growing among U.S. mobile consumers as smartphone ownership climbed to over 40 percent during the December holiday shopping season.
For reference, the survey is based upon the responses from more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers.
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