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January 7, 2013

Android now Powers 136 Million Smartphones forming 33% of global sales,

Earlier today comScore released November mobile market share numbers for the US. Android and iOS continued their gains, with Android picking up some momentum over Apple. Sesome version of the Android OS is now installed on 53.7 percent of US smartphones. Meanwhile the other smartphone operating systems continued their long slow declines, including Microsoft's. ComScore's data suggest no traction for Windows Phones in the US, although there is some evidence of adoption in Europe and elsewhere. 

According to IDC Android smartphone shipments worldwide reached 136 million units, accounting for three-quarters of the 181.1 million smartphones shipped in the third quarter of 2012. Android's 91.5 percent year-over-year growth was nearly double the overall market growth rate of 46.4 percent, IDC found.

Read more: Android surges to 75 percent mobile OS market share, says IDC - FierceMobileIT