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bbandroidThe Android operating system’s share of total North American mobile web consumption increased 8.3 percent month-over-month in February to grow to 15.2 percent, according to new data released by web analytics firm Quantcast–Android’s growth came at the expense of Apple’s iPhone OS, which slipped 3.2 percent to 6.7 percent. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform also picked up steam last month, rising 13.8 percent over January totals to command 9.2 percent of North American mobile web consumption. Rival operating systems comprise the remaining 11.8 percent, Quantcast adds.

Over the past 12 months, Android’s mobile web consumption share jumped 95.3 percent, Quantcast reports. The BlackBerry OS grew 7.5 percent over the same period, and the iPhone OS fell 10.2 percent. Competing platforms dropped 6.9 percent. Quantcast nevertheless adds that iPhone continues to make the biggest strides in respect to absolute mobile web consumption, commenting “the competition have a long way to go before there’s a real fight on their hands.”

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