BlackBerry remains top of the smartphone heap with a 43 percent share of U.S. subscribers, up 1.7 percentage points compared to the previous quarter. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) ranked second with 25.1 percent share, up 0.3 percent, followed by Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), at 15.7 percent. Up next is Google with a 7.1 percent share, up 4.3 percent.
Microsoft seems to be coming off the worst from Google's entry into the market. Redmond's market share for the three months dropped 4 percent, according to comScore. The question is whether the tide of new Android phones being released now or coming soon can boost Android's market share to iPhone levels?
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