By Troy Wolverton
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Google's Android software continued its rocket-like ascent over the summer, ending the third quarter with the dominant market share in the United States among smart-phone operating systems and a solid No. 2 spot globally.
Manufacturers installed Android on 9.1 million smart phones shipped in the United States between July 1 and Sept. 30, according to Canalys, a technology research firm, in a report released Monday. That gave the software 43.6 percent of the smart-phone market during the period, up from 34 percent in the second quarter of this year and just 5.4 percent in the third quarter last year.