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AdMob: Android gaining on iPhone in U.S


The number of devices in the United States running Google’s Android operating system is closing in on the number of iPhones in the country, according to AdMob’s April 2010 Mobile Metrics Report (PDF LInk). As of April, AdMob saw requests from 10.7 million unique iPhones, compared to 8.7 million Android devices. When the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are taken together, they amount to 18.3 million devices. The situation is not the same worldwide, however. Globally, AdMob saw requests from 11.6 million unique Android devices, compared to 27.4 million iPhones. Again, when the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are taken together, this number is much higher—40.8 million globally. Overall, only 44% of iPhone OS requests are from the U.S, compared to 75% for Android. AdMob’s metrics are based on its advertising network of more than 23,000 mobile websites and applications around the world.

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Personally I think it’s great that Google and Android are catching up to Apple.  This is exactly the type of competition that is needed to help keep the innovation train going at full steam.

Google’s Android platform has a lot to offer, especially to prove to Apple that some of the areas they don’t want to embrace (Flash for instance) might have to be done.  This kind of powerhouse competition is going to do great things for the consumer.

Microsoft had a chance to be there, but the are so brain-dead on innovation that all they’ve been able to do in recent years is sit on the sideline and holler “ooohh ohhh!!! Me too, Me too!!”

Posted by Brian Garrett on May 26, 2010 at 4:28 PM (CDT)


It’s going to be an eventuality that Android take over. Android is available on many of the cheapest phones (relative to iPhone) with many being offered free with plans. Couple this with the simple fact that the iPhone is one phone vs. 25+ for Android and it’s a no-brainer. Compare single model to model and the iPhone eclipses them, but based on OS alone it’s a no-brainer.

Posted by Warren Piece on May 26, 2010 at 5:25 PM (CDT)


That Android Phones can be so successful without SWF is impressive (in the US at least).

The fact that it is still pathetic Internationally really drives home how much it is relying on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile not being AT&T. If the iPhone was ever released on the CDMA and non-standard GSM networks, Android would be a footnote, just like PalmOS is and WebOS may soon be.

I’d like to see how Legacy Smartphone OS’s like Symbian and WiMo are performing.

Posted by Dan Woods on May 27, 2010 at 12:43 AM (CDT)


Not sure why the Touch and iPad are included in this.  Not to mention these stats are moot as Warren Piece indicated; you’re comparing percentages of a phone versus an operating system.  What kind of data is this telling you?  It’s like saying Ford is outselling Ducati Motorcycles.

Posted by Dubya Cee on May 27, 2010 at 3:14 AM (CDT)

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