Android operating system are beating iPhones

Apple's (AAPL) iPhone gets more media attention, but smartphones running Google's (GOOG) Android operating system are beating it in the marketplace.

Android was the top U.S. smartphone platform in the third quarter, with a three-month average market share of 53.6%, up 1.4 percentage points from Q2, research firm ComScore reported on Friday.

ComScore says 121.3 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in Q3 — 51.9% of mobile phones in use in the country.

Apple shares fell 0.7% Friday. Google rose 0.9%.


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