ComScore has released its latest round of data, which tracks the smartphone market during the months of May, June, and July of 2011. During this time period, 82.2 million Americans owned a smartphone, up 10 percent from the previous three month period. Google’s Android remains the top smartphone platform with a 41.8 percent market share, which represents a growth of 5.4 points from the previous three months. Apple’s iOS comes in second with 27 percent, while RIM and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 represent 21.7 and 5.7 percent respectively.

Hardware wise, Samsung remains king, with 25.5 percent market share, with LG coming in second with 20.9 percent. Motorola is third with 14.1 percent market share, a drop of one point for the recently acquired manufacturer. Apple and RIM round out the market with 9.5 and 7.6 percent respectively. Remember that this data represents both feature phones and smartphones, which may explain why HTC, which produces smartphones only, is curiously absent from the data.

Among features used by consumers, text messaging is still on top, with 70 percent of smartphone owners reporting usage. Internet browsing and app downloads are both up with 41.1 and 40.6 percent usage respectively. ComScore’s full report is available at the source link.

Source: ComScore