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Android use surges to over 60% in July

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Android use surges to over 60% in July
Android’s growth is something we’re already used to, but it’s the leaps and bounds that the platform takes that exceeded expectations in July as Google’s OS jumped by 7% to reach 61% of all mobile operating systems in July, a report based on smartphone usage on Millenial’s ad network showed. Millenial has one of the biggest mobile ad networks in the States. Android has been the leading smartphone platform in the last eight months, while iOS devices remained a distant runner-up capturing only 21% of the market, a huge 6 percentage point drop in the last month. RIM and its BlackBerry OS was the third platform in the ranking, rounding up a total market share of 96% for the first three operating systems.

Android use surges to over 60  in July
Symbian and Windows Phone accounted for only 2% of the market.

Apple at the same time remained the biggest vendor in Millenial’s statistics for July with a 26.45% share, followed by Samsung occupying slightly more than 19%. The iPhone dominated the devices chart with its 13.6% share, with the Android-running Nexus S and RIM’s BlackBerry Curve trailing behind.

Could those dynamics change next month when a handful of events are set to stir the market? The Galaxy S II is expected to get announced stateside on August 29th, while September 1st seems to be the date for the first Mango devices to appear along with new Android handsets. Plenty of room for speculation, isn't there?

source: Millenial via BGR

Android use surges to over 60  in July
Android use surges to over 60  in July

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posted on 24 Aug 2011, 06:25

1. xenover (Posts: 171; Member since: 27 May 2011)


And it will keep surging until it's like 90-95%

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:09 2

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I doubt it will go that high

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:49 3

16. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Im thinking 70% will be max penetration. with ios5, mango, and QNX all round the corner it will probably go to 70 and then maybe slide back to 60-65 as people try the new platforms.

Then again who knows.. lol

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 12:06

23. box (unregistered)


I'd agree with that; with the strong push Microsoft is going to have with Mango, I believe that WP7 will start capturing more market share, resulting in Android having a strong majority, with iOS and WP7 taking second and third place, respectively, probably through summer of 2012, when Apollo launches, then WP7 might overtake iOS, presuming the next 2 iphones are the relative failures they're looking to be based on the rumored (lack of) stats from the iOs camp and lack of real updates to the platform

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 11:34 3

21. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Hah, Apple is the top manufacturer in the world for smartphones. They are beating Android 10 to 1.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 14:39 1

30. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Any more nonsense you want to spray out of your iHole, Miz?

Maybe you will also claim that Mac sales are 200% higher than PC sales..

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 18:58 1

32. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I like turtles

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 06:27 1

2. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


And where is bada...?
Why is there almost no analytics firm that has bada in their surveys ?

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:08 2

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe its a US report? I'll have to read more from te sources latter

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:09 2

14. GJanee (Posts: 211; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


or maybe the OS is so weak, and non-supported by consumers, that it simply cannot appear on any statistic made?

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 14:12 1

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


no one cares about bada except you

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 14:43 2

31. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Can you feel it taco? That unexplained feeling you got that the world as you know it is starting to crumble apart.. that fear that once SJ and his stupid fruit company will crawl back to the place them came from - and the Green Great Google will rule the planet - you will no longer have any purpose in life?

You do? Good. I want you to feel it taco. I want you to be there when it happens. That is so that I, and many others who stand beside me - can say to you unanimously - "We told you so!".

:D

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 06:33 2

3. Moo (unregistered)


Hehe Peter with your bada keep hope alive!

I really enjoy my Nexus S and would not go back to an iPhone.

I have said this before somewhere else on here. I am since 1998 a Linux desktop user and Android fits me very well.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:01

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


The S is a great device glad to see people are choosing it above beefier handsets. The next nexus might have a greater market share than this one as its gonna have much higher specks and again be a first to get anything

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 06:37 4

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow Android is at 61%. That is such a huge number, & to think the Samsung Galaxy S II & Nexus Prime are NOT out in the U.S. yet. With those 2 devices alone Android can jump to over 70%. This is just insane momentum. Google & Android are on a roll, no more like a STEAM ROLL!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:02

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


61 % is a huge number...
Maybe Google realised that with that much market share they could just as well make their own hardware.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:04

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Not really man

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:43 2

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey thanks for the help with the Android Market. I got it working with no problems. :-) Thanks again!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 08:33 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Glad is working for you man :D enjoy

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:50

17. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol peter.. you keep trying. and to keep saying that means u dont understand google at all.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:40 1

18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey remixfa I am glad you are on, I want to personally thank you also for the help with the Android Market & with your advice on the Galaxy S overclocking. It's nice I got the Epic 4G to 1.2 GHz, you were right the 1.5 GHz gets it a little warm. Hey the wife likes it & says it's even faster. She noticed & that is all that matters! lol Thanks again!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 07:55 2

11. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


lol android steamrolling the competition, lets hope it continues that way. the SGS2 and maybe the bionic will help increase that number up to ~70%. not to mention the nexus prime coming out soon too.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 11:34

22. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


wrong

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 12:06

24. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


i like turtles

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 12:53

25. G-reg (unregistered)


Have you seen my baseball?

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 14:38 2

29. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Miz and taco are idiots.

You literally can't dispute that.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 18:59

33. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I like turtles

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 08:26 2

12. proxas (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


It's funny how the iPhone 1,2,3 & 4 are grouped into one percentage group but the Droid 1,2 & 3 are separate categories. So on and so forth for other phones that have multiple versions

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 13:01

26. G-reg (unregistered)


Well, with apple leaveing anyone with the iphone 3 or earlier void of a very inportant, very well media covered, security flaw fix I imagine owners to either trash, or pass the buck on there bank info dispencing "smartphone".

But either way, i would suspect its due to the popularity the name Droid has and the fact it is only a verizon stamp they put on select models.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:31 1

15. xpple (unregistered)


phonearena,
the popup adds are bull.
get rid of them!
or I can find other sites toread.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:49

19. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Destroy everything in its path 60% i wish somebody would come on here today and talk sh*it

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:53 1

20. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


ha at all the people who where saying that apple will get a bigger share after the iphone was available on more carriers

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 13:45

27. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ok is 11:36 am time to troll... everyone now loves PA when articles like this are written... I do to. as I love to read how the Fandroids come out and hold hands and unite... very lovely.... but... in reality after the sour taste from Samsung being banned in other countries.. the Acer tablet being in red number... from Bada not being irrelevant in any discussion ( sorry peter)..... the Bionic not arriving.. god know when.. .... moto being Google's b*cht.. hmmm yes enjoy this good news..

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 19:02

36. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


dun turn to a troll D:
I'll find you and hit you with my truck if you do so :@ jk the least we nid is more people trolling dude lets make flowers (or roses i cant remember well) no war

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 00:09

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


sure i can make peace... i dont like to be an ahole... but the nonsense here...but i guess i can be fair...

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 23:24

37. RicNP (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I can see a green robot, with a crown and a throne in the future. Specially after SJ news today and Google buying Motorola, RIM performing poorly and Web OS being canceled. Even if Mango turns out to be great (and I think it will) it will take a lot of resources to slow down the momentum Android has right now.

Hate rush in 1,2,3,4....5

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