Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Numbers Game

The Android phones continue to nibble away at market share, but there are some interesting statistics regarding how Android is used compared to the iPhone:

 

Mobile Social Media Activities of US Smartphone Users, by Operating System, July 2009 (% reach)

Note that in many categories the iPhone and Android are very close, with iPhone having a slight edge.

But in the case of newer technologies that weren’t available on the iPhone originally Android has the edge.  Note that the capabilities weren’t present on Android 1.0 either, but the phones were much newer when video was introduced and there was a much shorter span without the ability.