MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- The Droid Pro and Citrus smartphones aren't just new Verizon ( VZ) and Motorola ( MOT) tech toys, but the latest additions to to Google ( GOOG) Android's dogpile of dominance.For those taking a '90s-style Rip Van Winkle snooze in Research in Motion's ( RIMM) BlackBerry bushes or too worried about holding Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone 4 correctly to notice, Android has put some serious hurt on its fruit-flavored friends' market share. The latest accolades came courtesy of ComScore ( SCOR), which noted that RIM (-4.1), Apple (-0.2), Microsoft ( MSFT) (-2.4) and the dessicated corpse of Palm ( PALM) (-0.2) all lost smartphone market share last quarter that Android was more than happy to pick up. With a 6.6 percentage point increase from the second quarter, Android now holds 19.6% of the market to Apple's 24.4% and RIM's 37.6%.
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