Google saw its share of the US smartphone market grow by four per cent during the three months to May, according to the latest figures from comScore.

The search engine accounted for 13 per cent of the sector during the quarter and it was the only one of the top five providers to record a rise.

Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, remained the dominant force in the market, accounting for 41.7 per cent of smartphone subscribers. This was down by 0.4 per cent on the three months to February.

Apple was in second with 24.4 per cent (down one per cent), with Microsoft in third on 13.2 per cent (down 1.9 per cent).

Palm completed the top five with a 4.8 per cent of mobile subscribers.

The comScore report showed that overall, the audience for internet market services delivered via smartphones continued to grow during the quarter.

Some 31.9 per cent of subscribers used their device’s browser in the three months to May, up 2.3 per cent on December to February.

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