Android and iOS combine to reach 55% of U.S. smart device market, totaling 109 million users
Following the U.S. is China with a combined 35 million users of the dynamic duo with the U.K. next with 17 million users. France, Germany and Japan follow with 10 million users each.
To determine the total number of smartphone users in each country not using iOS and Android, Flurry used a formula involving IMF statistics, the size of the middle class based on a study, and estimated the size of the upper class. From that figure, the number of combined Android and iOS users were subtracted.
India had the smallest penetration of Android-iOS devices of the top ten countries with a total of just 3.4 million users out of a possible 75 million. Japan had the next smallest penetration with 10.2 million users of the pair compared with a potential 65 million smart device users in the country.
source: Flurry via AppleInsider
1. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
what holds the rest? i didn't think there were that many RIM and Nokia users left in the US...
2. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
Probably a mix of Blackberry, Symbian, WP7, webOS and Palm OS and other lesser known OSs.
3. robinrisk (unregistered)
I sincerely hate "analysts".
Every chart that i`ve seen by respectable companies as nielsen and other research firms that do NOT base the MarketShare on ads or app views shows clearly that troughout 2011, in the U.S., android + iOS = at least 75-80 percent of the market.
iOS slows down on market share globally, while RIM grows a little bit, but it is moronic to state that only half of Smart Devices use Android and iOS.
This is bogus.
9. roscuthiii (Posts: 2008; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Exactly. Should be "anal-ists" as they seem to be enthusiasts of spewing crap.
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think these numbers are off.
IMF statistics, eh? Judging by all the iPhones (and the Android semi tablet in Dubai) they used in Ghost Protocol, you'd think they would have had a higher estimate. :D
7. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
And, might I add, all those numbers self destructed, so we may never know how many Android/iOS users there actually are, right up with other unsolved mysteries: Who really shot Kennedy, how many licks does it take to get to the middle of a Tootsie Pop, and who is the moron responsible for that last episode of "Seinfeld"?
8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
it says it counted apps for 30 days. does that mean only apps that are downloaded, or any app that has ever been downloaded?
not everyone buys/installs apps every month. heck even i have gone a month without buying something.
they say the rest is a guestimate about how many other "possible" smartphone users they might have had..
another analyst bites the dust.