Being no. 2 in the EU (ComScore report), Android had a 16% rise in market share in only one year, while Apple managed to get less than 2%. The biggest loss is on Symbian’s behalf, as Symbian clients may have switched to the Android platform, losing 16% market share in the last 12 months. HTC seems to be the favourite handset producer with 34.6% of the Android based smartphones sold, while Samsung is getting closer to be no. 1 with 31.7% market share. HTC is also the leader in the UK, with more than half of the Android based smartphones manufactured by them, the highest percentage from the EU countries where the study was conducted. More details in the ComScore report and on Mashable.