Android, iOS now account for 75% of the smartphone market in the US

Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS extended their dominance over the U.S. mobile market in November 2011 and now power a combined 75.6 percent of all smartphones nationwide according to new data published by digital research firm comScore.

Smartphone ownership in the U.S. market reached 91.4 million in November 2011, up 8% from the preceding three-month period. Android devices make up 46.9% of all smartphones across the United States, up 3.1% since August 2011, comScore reports. iOS was the only other mobile platform to exhibit growth during the period, increasing 1.4% over August to capture 28.7% of the national smartphone segment.

Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry continues its slide, dropping another 3.1% points between August and November to make up 16.6% of the market. Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone platform fell from 5.7% in August to 5.2% in November, and Symbian slipped from 1.8% to 1.5%.

ComScore reports that 72.6% of all U.S. mobile subscribers sent text messages in November, up from 70.5% in August. In addition, 44.9% of subscribers used downloaded apps (up from 41.6%), 29.7% played mobile games (up from 28.5%) and 33.0% accessed social networking sites or blogs (up from 30.9%).

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