Here are the major US cities where Android is more popular than iOS (and vice versa)

With less than two hours to go before Apple kicks off WWDC 2014, we discovered an interesting chart that shows just how popular (or unpopular) iOS and Android are in major cities across the US. The chart is based on data gathered by Crittercism, a company (backed by Google Ventures, among others) that offers mobile application performance management solutions, monitoring app errors and performance.

According to Crittercism, Android is more popular than iOS in cities including San Antonio, Phoenix, Detroit, and Houston. El Paso, Dallas and San Jose seem to have users equally split between Android and iOS.

Apple’s iOS leads comfortably in some areas seen as tech hubs: San Francisco, New York, and San Diego. iOS is also the choice of more people in cities like Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Although this isn’t specifically mentioned, we assume that Crittercism took into account both smartphones and tablets when compiling this chart. Is anyone surprised by these findings? 

P.S.: the image seen at the beginning of the article shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 versus Apple's iPhone 5S

source: Crittercism via Re / code



1. Duketytz

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2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All day baby. Don't hate.

17. bbblader

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26. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Very true lol

3. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Wow New York n San Francisco are so behind .

9. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Don't say that , I mean you and me are not willing to use iOS, and they are doing us a favor by using it . Competition is good for us ;)

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and world wide android kicks IOS ass.. goes to show you what trends in America isnt always a good thing.

12. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Because world wide dirt cheap phones, I would never consider buying a smart phone that costs less than 100$ especially a crapdroid -Has a s5

14. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

You definetly does not have an s5, as a matter of fact you probaly never had an android device.

5. express77 unregistered

Hard to see truth sometimes.

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

See the truth about what?

10. express77 unregistered

So much usage of ios.

11. Sauce unregistered

Out of…… San Fran New York San Diego Philly Chicago Columbus Ft Worth Jackson Austin LA Memphis Indi Charlotte San Jose Dallas El Paso Houston Detroit Pheonix San An Only 3…(or 4, by a hair) are listed more popular.. I think thats what he meant…Could be wrong

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Sauce, I get you are an idiot. But until you get down to Indy, the numbers are 50/50 within a margin of error. Now, sure San Fran and NY are where are the uber douchy hipsters live, and we all know they are going to line up 2 months before the release of the new iphone because they have nothing better to do. But other than that, it's not as skewed as you would have everyone to believe. Not to mention, I don't care if I don't have the most "popular" OS in the US. Half of the people, because of how pesky things like averages work, in the US, or any country are stupid. So people like you are willing to spend more for inferior items because you aren't smart enough to see past the marketing hype. Heck, my old WinMo devices (xv6800 or TP2) had more capability than iOS does now. All apple did was to remove functionality so all the ignorant of society could figure out how to use it. Considering how dumb this nation is as a whole, nothing here surprises me. However, what does that have to do with "hard to see the truth sometimes"? Again, truth about what? The fact that iOS has more users in the US? Great? This has already been established many times over and not one person has ever disputed it. Now run along mxzy.

15. Sauce unregistered

Wooooosh! Got someone nice and angry hahahaha. Stopped reading your rubbish at "But until.." LOOOOOOL. U MAD!?!?!?

16. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No, you just can't read. It's ok to admit the truth.

19. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Really? Where did all of this come from lol?

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Chicago is probably one of the most popular cities I'm the US besides NY and LA.

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Ummm,20 largest cities doesn't include Atlanta? WTF?

18. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Nope! Atlanta has a large metro area but it is much smaller in population and size to the mentioned cities. That has to be why Miami is not on there either.

21. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I guess I never really thought about the commuters Atlanta has, but you are right.

22. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

It doesn't even include D.C. So i'm assuming it must only be city proper and not Metro areas.

7. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

San Jose not surprised as Google and Apple are in the same county as San Jose (Santa Clara county). Besides, how is San Jose not a tech hub when it is essentially the largest city in Silicon Valley?

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Basically this data seems like it correlates with the previous study that showed poorer people use Android and wealthier people use iOS.

24. wilsong17 unregistered

actually is a fashion trend i see people in ny get iphone to look cool or so they think before in 2011 and 2012 all you saw on the subway was iphone you go in today and is all different besides the gs5 note 3 htc m8 lg3 cost more than the iphone

25. wilsong17 unregistered

also most of these city have tmobile lte which mean unlimited data in a 5inch plus screen

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