Android Marketshare Tops iPhone

Google’s Android mobile platform just stepped ahead of Apple’s iPhone among smartphone subscribers.  That’s what the latest figures from from comScore‘s mobile phone trending research are showing for November 2010.  Although both platforms trail BlackBerry’s 33.5% market share, Android jumped more than 6% to secure 26% of the market while the iPhone grew just 0.8% to 25%.  This continued growth for the Android, which runs on multiple phone manufacturers and carriers, clearly underlines the need for Apple to embrace Verizon, the nation’s top carrier.

The number of Americans with smartphones increased 10% since August, now totaling 61.5 million.