Android passes US iPhone web traffic
Posted by Jeff Morgan (04/27/2010 @ 10:56 am)
According to the most recent AdMob stats, the Android platform has surpassed the iPhoneís web traffic in the US for the month of March. Itís a strange statistic, considering that AdMob
is one, in the process of being picked up by Google and, two, reporting data based on ad traffic. Iím not trying to suggest that Android users are bigger suckers than their iPhone-toting counterparts, but it isnít exactly the most accurate method on earth for analyzing web traffic.
Still, it is a method Ė probably the best we have Ė and by that method Android has pulled ahead. The iPhone is still ahead worldwide, but while it may see a domestic jump this June with the launch of the new iPhone
, I canít help feeling like Android will keep gaining ground. A lot of people really love the departure from the Apple platform, and I donít think thatís likely to change with new iPhone hardware. Thereís also the simple matter of variety Ė Android has it, the iPhone doesnít. If you like the iPhone OS but donít like the hardware, tough ****. With Android you at least have some options.
Source: Business Wire