Latest comScore numbers say Android passes iPhone

January 6, 2011: 2:37 PM ET

...and quickly gaining on RIM in number of active US users.

Not a big surprise here, with 300,000 Google Android devices being activated daily vs. Apple's 150,000+ (Apple sold 14m iPhones last quarter), comScore's November numbers show more Android phones in use in the US than Apple's iPhone.

Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) are the only platforms that gained ground in the latest study. Google grew an impressive 6.4 points while Apple gained .8 points.  The big loser was RIM (RIMM) who lost 4.1 points falling from 37-33% of the market.

Judging by the noise coming out of CES, Android doesn't look to be slowing down.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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