In case you thought Android's extremely fast-paced growth was being exaggerated, comScore's latest report on mobile market share might just convince you otherwise: From December 2010 to March 2011, Android not only kept its first place position among mobile platforms in the US, but it shot up 6 percentage points - far greater than all other platforms.

In fact, the only other platform that had growth was - predictably - iOS, with a 0.5 point increase. RIM, despite holding second place, dropped a staggering 4.5 points, while Microsoft and Palm both fell by 0.9 points. The gap between Android and second placed RIM is now at over 7 points, and is continuing to grow.

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comScore also investigated the proportion of users each major handset maker managed to snag. Samsung had a 0.3 percent dip while remaining on top, LG coasted at second with no percent change, and Motorola grabbed third while dropping from 16.7% to 15.8%. RIM and Apple took the fourth and fifth place positions respectively, though only Apple showed any growth (1.1%).

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Android's growth has been pretty remarkable thus far and it shows no signs of slowing down, with a slew of more powerful phones still on the horizon. iOS currently remains the only viable competition, as RIM continues its fast descent into obscurity and Microsoft and Palm struggle for third. With numbers like that, and great new devices being announced with increasing frequency, it's a great time to be an Android fan.

Source: comScore

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