Google’s Android platform has climbed to 43.7 percent market share in the U.S., with Apple iOS notching up a few ticks to 27.3 percent. It gained almost 2 percentage points from comScore’s last count of 41.8 percent in July. Verizon Wireless meanwhile is expected to begin selling the Samsung Nexus Prime Android 2.4 handset and Google introduces it next week at CTIA in San Diego.
Apple’s iOS share rose modestly to 27.3 percent from 27 percent in July and 26.6 percent in June. The iPhone should see a much bigger boost through November and December after Apple launches the iPhone 4S Oct. 14. The new iPhone features a faster A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera, iOS 5 and iCloud integration, as well as the Siri virtual assistant application.