Data Monday: iPhone vs. Android.

by Luke Wroblewski May 2, 2010

As Google's Android operating system makes its way onto more smartphones, it edges closer to Apple's iPhone in several ways.

  • Apple sold 8.75 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2010. (source)
  • AT&T activated 2.7 million iPhones (US) in the first quarter of 2010. (source)
  • iPhone unit sales grew 474% year over year in the Asia Pacific region. (source)
  • In the first quarter of 2010, Motorola sold 2.3 million Android smart phones. That's probably sold 42.6% of all Android handsets sold. (source)
  • In February about 60,000 Android phones were being sold per day. That total is well shy of the more than 97,000-ish iPhones sold each day last quarter. (source)
  • Almost one in every five smartphones now sold in the UK is Android. (source)
  • In March, Android mobile Web ad impression traffic (as measured by Google's AdMob) in the US increased to 46% of operating system share compared to 39% for the iPhone operating system. (source)
  • Worldwide, the iPhone OS still took the top mobile Web ad impression traffic spot, taking 46% of the OS share, with Android phones seeing 25% of impressions. (source)
  • Just 2% of iPhone OS mobile Web ad impression traffic came through the 1st gen iPhone, compared with 39% for the 3GS, 25% for the 2nd gen iPod Touch and 20% for the iPhone 3G. (source)
  • The Android market is becoming increasingly diversified, with 3 manufacturers and 11 devices accounting for Android’s mobile Web ad impression traffic. (source)
  • Motorola devices accounted for 44% of Android mobile Web ad impression traffic. HTC was close behind with 43% of requests and Samsung sat at 9%. (source)
  • Verizon's Droid smartphone (released 2.5 years after the iPhone) accounted for 4% of mobile Web ad impression traffic in March, compared with 22% from iPhone devices. (source)
  • Android's App market now has 38,000 plus apps, up 8000 apps from a month ago. (source)
  • There are over 200,000 apps in Apple's App Store. (source)