comScore, Inc. released data from theĀ comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industryform March-May 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers. The most interesting data points for us were:

  • Game-playing was done by 26.9% of the mobile audienceĀ during the three months ending in May 2011
  • This was an increase of 2.3% over the previous three month period
  • 76.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones , an increase of 11% from the preceding three month period

Here’s a breakdown of the top platforms:

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending May 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2011
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Feb-11 May-11 Point Change
Google 33.0% 38.1% 5.1
Apple 25.2% 26.6% 1.4
RIM 28.9% 24.7% -4.2
Microsoft 7.7% 5.8% -1.9
Palm 2.8% 2.4% -0.4