Google, Apple smartphone shares rise as RIM, Nokia decline, reports find

According to a handful of recently released research reports, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares of the smartphone subscriber base are ascendant, while Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) and Nokia (NYSE:NOK) are not faring quite so well.

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Click here to see the changes in U.S. smartphone OS market shares during the past two years, according to comScore.

Among the latest figures, comScore reported that between March and June of this year in the U.S. smartphone market, Google saw its share of smartphone subscribers jump 5.4 percent to 40.1 percent, while Apple's bite increased 1.1 percent to 26.6 percent. Every other smartphone software platform experienced a drop during the period, though the biggest loser was RIM with a 3.7 percent drop to 23.4 percent that allowed Apple to move into second place.

Globally, IDC found that Apple has taken the lead in smartphone shipments from Nokia, and that Google partner Samsung isn't far behind in second place, leaving Nokia in third.

For more:
- see these comScore numbers
- see IDC's release
- see CNET's post on IDC's figures

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