73% of Android users are Male; Android about to overtake iPhone in U.S. smartphone traffic?

73% of Android users are Male; Android about to overtake iPhone in U.S. smartphone traffic?
There isn't much difference in the number of men vs. women using the iPhone, or the iPod Touch or even webOS devices. But when it comes to Android, things change dramatically. According to analytical company Admob, a whopping 73% of Android users are of the male persuasion. Some of this might have to do with the images seen on TV ads. The DROID, as you might recall, had ads featuring stealth bombers and robots, machines and rockets. The webOS powered Palm Pre Plus, advertised by the same carrier as the DROID, was originally considered a great phone for Mom in its initial ads. The design of the latter device is all square corners, sharp and built sturdy. The former device is rounded and, as one analyst said, looks like a Fishere-Price toy. We've seen women with the DROID and men with the Pre so we wouldn't take these figures so personally. The average age of an Android user is 35, close to the 37 year old average iPhone owner and the 36 year old webOS user. Not surprising, the average iPod Touch user is all of 23 years old.

Another Admob report shows that Android is about to overtake the iPhone for most smartphone traffic in the U.S. As of January, Android users made up 39% of smartphone requests vs. 47% for the iPhone. Android has been really picking up steam vs. Apple's touchscreen handset and could pass the device by the next quarter. Some other notes from the survey show that Android and iPhone users both download a similar number of apps each month and spend the same amount of time using them. But something must be different when it comes to app buying because 21% of Android owners buy at least 1 app per month vs. 24% for webOS users, 35% for iPod Touch owners and a whopping 50% of those with the iPhone. As far as recommending their current device to pals, 91% of iPhone users would tell a friend to buy one. That figure is 88% for the iPod Touch, 84% for Android amd only 69% for webOS.

source: Admob via AndroidCommunity, AndroidandMe



1. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

well think about the name "the droid" think about the advertising "bare knuckled bucket of does" and you can see who Verizon is targeting I would bet if they have a android phone that is pink, or at least more gender neutral this would change

9. etzelryan123

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 24, 2010

uhm droid wht da frig it ciuld be a chicks phone i mostly see chicks with droids dummy look round you

2. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Does the web traffic figure in the fact that there are far more smartphones that are running the Android OS? I mean @ this point, I feel as though I'm reading about an Android phone that's being launched about every month. I'd be interested to know some stats about the Windows OS in comparison as well.

4. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I want to say Iphones outnumber Android phones in the US, but I could be wrong. Android phones = G1, Behold 2, myTouch, Hero, Droid, Some other motorolla versions (Cliq), Samsung Moment, and the Droid Eris. If we account for all 3 generations of the Iphone, I would say they would outnumber the others. I think the average Iphone user doesnt use everything available on their phone, so these numbers are close.

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Does this suprise anybody? The only thing this survey should accomplish is tell Apple to change their unwarranted narccisstic ways, otherwise they can join Palm as a "what a cool device it was" opperation. Of course, this is Apple we're talking about. Enjoy your Apple II and MacIntosh...

5. b.real525

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 26, 2010

Blackberry is the way to go! iPhone and droid phones are unreliable and more of a toy. The toy part of iPhone and Droid phones work better than the phone part. If Apple can get the iPhone to stop dropping phone calls it would be a great device.

6. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

if bberry is the way to go, why isnt it even mentioned? i personally HATE bberries with a passion bcause of how small the keyboards always are. they also have really slow broswers for some unknown reason

7. b.real525

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 26, 2010

I have never hade a problem with the speed of my Blackberry and with the new 9700 it is the best all around phone I have ever had. My iPhony that I got rid of dropped calls left and right. Plus the only thing they are good for is playing games or keeping my door open.

8. etzelryan123

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 24, 2010

lol yeah i am a guy and i have the eris i love my eris its awesome would never get the droid ever and at my school n houston i mostly see girls with the droids or gay guys with the droids lmaoooo.... plus eris is better cuz it hss 7screenss yuhhhhhh budddddeddddddd

10. cell2071

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 26, 2010

sorry to say but the iphone will be overcomed by adroid pretty soon, apple will stil be a strong force but it will be time for some one else to move in with the spot light, and blackberry has 2000 apps barely in their market! the survey also forgot windows mobile handsets which will soon probably wither away soon.


Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

Why you guys are so obsess bout if a male or female have Android phone or what ever phone they have? I'm pretty sure most female phone owners have the iPhone. So I don't know if I'm incorrectly wrong or wright bout stats.

12. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Good for Android now they can put the blame on somebody else now instead of apple, nothing last 4ever i'm proud of droid

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