Android beats out iPhone in 8 States

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Android beats out iPhone in 8 States
Myxer is an entertainment company in the business of providing downloads to mobile phones. You know, things like wallpaper, ringtones, videos, etc. They have delivered more than 1 billion such downloads and with 350,000 registered Android users, they decided to get into the metrics business. In their report for January, Myxer has found something very interesting. While it is usually the big, flashy cities like New York and San Francisco where you would expect to find the vanguard of technological change, it seems to be middle America that is embracing Android first. 7 states in America's heartland-Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Montana, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming-have seen Android usage outnumber that of the iPhone. Maryland is the only East coast state that can claim the same thing. Some are saying that the reason for the results is that in some of the Mid-West states, Verizon is the only carrier with broad 3G coverage. But it could be that in the U.S., change starts in the middle of the country and spreads out to the coasts.

Other interesting things discovered by Myxer is that 3 out of every 4 Nexus One users is Male. On the opposite end of the spectrum, 2 out of every 3 users of the Samsung Behold II and the HTC myTouch are Female. Across every Android handset, more Women than Men downloaded mobile entertainment. The G1 seems to be the handset with the youngest demographics. 57% of downloads  for that device fall into the 18-24 age group. Finally, users of the DROID are the least active, consuming an average of just 4 pieces of mobile entertainment per month.

Motorola DROID Specifications | Review
HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review
Samsung Behold II Specifications | Review
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Specifications | Review

source: Myxer



1. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

look at the states, its about the network in the states Droid wins I bet this map will be almost all green a year from now

11. JeffdaBeat unregistered

...Now, I may be mistaken, but the iPhone users really can't use MUCH on Myxer seeing as everything has to be done through iTunes. On a regular phone, I could go to Myxer or and download ringtones and what not. The iPhone, of course, has to go through iTunes. So maybe that's the reason why....

16. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

iPhone is already the "yesterday phone". I bet it will be all green next year. Android FTW Apple iPhone FTL

23. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

no steve jobs, you can't have a recount

2. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

i second that

3. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

A sign of the times. Android is taking over!

4. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

its maybe cause gayt&t dont have coverage in those states .. and verizon does .. so no at&t coverage no iphones .... yea at&t sucks

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

There's like a thousand different Android models out, so none of the Droid crap.

6. ggp unregistered

interesting though how there wasn't a map like this until VZW offered Android

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009


10. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I think this is going to be an ongoing competition. Android has been able to make updates and releases as the months go by. Apple does it annually, at least so far, so I'm sure when May comes around, this will halt things possibly. We'll see...and hey, maybe even Windows Mobile 7 will get into the game.

21. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010


7. 0157h7

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 14, 2009

This is clearly because of the network. It also did not hurt that Droid got a huge ad campaign, something the other Android phones have not had. Also, Sprint released 2 Android phones around the same time as Verizon.

9. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Okay, I'm from South Dakota. Arizona and New Mexico do not count as the midwest or the heartland.

19. n0gar2

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

I am from the northeast and the only heartland iis where the country began - from VA to Boston!

12. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

competition is heating up between android and has the momentum. however, i dont think that myxer is the place people with iPhones go to get content. I am suprised iPhone and android users are still using myxer. arent there apps out their to make your own ringtones?

13. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I don't doubt mixers results but I wanna know how they get their data. Since iPhone users have to use iTunes, they can't use mixer, therefore mixer shouldn't have any user data on them. So their method is actually the key to credibility here. Also as even the article pointed out, some of those states don't have broad 3G coverage by AT&T so of course it'll be beat. Funny thing is some of those states the iPhone is winning don't have 3G coverage, according to verizon anyway.

17. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

According to Verizon huh? The map they show on the commercials is AT&T's 3g coverage map, the one you can find on their website. People are still using the iPhone over EDGE with WiFi to make up for it.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Fear the power of the Android OS.


Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

Don't worry. ANDROID will soon take over the iPhone. I'm just glad I didn't get the iPhone cause I knew it would be all crap. I just can't wait to get my hands on a ANDOID PHONE. It will be much better than the iPhone. Hoping I can get the HTC Desire in May 15th that's my upgrade date.

20. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

Its all in the eye of the beholder.

18. n0gar2

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

iPhone is ONE phone while Android are MANY phones...

22. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Montana here! We don't have att here. Literally no att store exists in montana borders.

24. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

As an AT&T employee, these kinds of reports are more telling than the official data spewing from my own company or the competition in Verizon, When I see phones that My company doesn't offer being used more in states that My company doesn't have a strong presence, it tells me two things: 1) we need to start offering Android, (March 7, April, May, check) and 2) Our miniscule 3G presence in those areas are indeed driving users to other networks. I personally, think a combination of the 2 are the issues. The iToy is now passé, and it is all we have. Android has strong momentum and like the iToy, Android devices use a lot of data. 3G is almost a must. Edge is not the end of the world, but the tech geeks will not stand for something slower when there is a faster option out there. People want the best they can get. Since we at AT&T don't have it anymore, they are migrating to other carriers to get the best.

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