Reston, Va. – Google’s Android led with 36.4% of the smartphone operating system during the three months ending in April 2011, a 5.2% increase from the previous three-month period, while Apple’s iOS added a more modest 1.3% share and took 26% of the market, according to a report from market research firm comScore.

The survey polled 30,000 of America’s 74.6 million smartphone owners — a figure up 13% from the prior three-month period.

Behind Google and Apple, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion’s (RIM) smartphone operating system market share dropped 4.7%, to 25.7%, while Microsoft’s share fell 1.3%, to 6.7% of the total market.

The report also found that 28% of U.S. smartphone owners accessed a social networking site or blog via their devices during the three months ended in April, up 2.7% from the previous three-month period, while 26.2% played games (up 2.5%) and 18% listened to music on their phones (up 1.5%).


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