This month several sources reported Google's Android market share on mobile overtook Apple's iOs and even RIM's Blackberry in the United States. Here's the details.
- Google is now activating 200,000 a day. In June 2010, they were activating 160,000 a day. In May 2010 it was 100,000 per day. (source)
- AT&T activated 3.2 million iPhones in Q2 . That's 35,000 phones activated per day. Which is 10 times as many iPhone 4s as 3GS. (source)
- Android accounted for 33% of all smartphones purchased (in terms of subscribers) in Q2, ahead of RIM (28%) and Apple (22%). Android now installed in one of every three smartphones sold at retail. While the Google-developed OS took market share from RIM, Apple’s iOS saw a small gain this quarter on the strength of the iPhone 4 launch. (source)
- Android devices collectively represented a 34% share of the US market in the second quarter, and with growth of 851% Android became the largest smart phone platform (in terms of sales per quarter) in the United States. (source)
- Android’s rise is even more noticeable among new smartphone subscribers in the last six months where Android has nosed past Apple’s iOS in the last quarter to grab a 27% share of those recent smartphone subscribers. Apple has 23%. Rim as 33%. (source)
- The United States smart phone market grew 41% year on year. It is the largest smart phone market in the world by a significant margin, with 14.7 million units accounting for 23% of global shipments in Q2 2010. (source)
- By the end of 2011, smartphones are predicted to overtake feature phones in the U.S. market. (source)
- Global handset sales will grow to 1.3 billion units in 2010. Smartphones will experience 20% annual growth over the next six years (source)
More Android and iPhone Comparisons
- May 2010: As Google's Android operating system makes its way onto more smartphones, it edges closer to Apple's iPhone in several ways.
- Application Interface Models: the iPhone & Android operating systems handle application access & management differently. Does either approach lead to more app customization?
- Customer Satisfaction: does Apple's focus on the iPhone user experience result in higher customer satisfaction than Google's Android?
- Ad Campaigns: the contrast between the advertising campaigns for these two smartphone platforms is quite striking.