Take a deep dive into the U.S. smartphone market

take a deep dive into the U.S. smartphone marketThe evidence is clear: Smartphones are booming. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales surged 78 percent in the third quarter over the year-ago quarter. In the U.S. market, Google's Android platform enjoyed remarkable growth, capturing around 44 percent of the market in the third quarter, according to both the NPD Group and Canalys. If you want to take a closer look at the market, FierceWireless has compiled an array of graphics that break the market down even further. In aggregate, the figures--though not completely comparable across different research firms and methodologies--do provide a clear look into who's on top and who's not in the market for U.S. smartphones. Special feature