Here comes Android

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Here comes Android
Next month, AdMob plans on changing the monthly analytical report that it has been famous for. The company wants to make the report "more useful going forward" to focus on the industry's long term trends. The last report of its kind shows that Android is closing on a little more on Apple thanks to a multitude of new devices. The company, recently acquired by Google, reported in its latest survey, dated May 2010, that about 40% of the worldwide OS marketshare belonged to Apple while Google's open source OS owned a 26% share. Symbian was third with a 24% piece of the pie. In North America, the results for May had Apple with 54%, Android 33% and Symbian with 7%. As of May, 7 out of the top 10 smartphones were Android models. The iPhone was number one with 39.9% with the Motorola DROID a distant second with 6.8% of the market. In third was the HTC Magic with a 2.9% followed by the Nokia N70 with a 2.3% slice of the pie. In firth place was the 2.4% share of the HTC Hero. Besides the DROID, the Magic and the Hero, the other Android devices in the top ten included the HTC Dream (7th, 2.1%), Motorola CLIQ (8th, 1.8%), HTC Droid Eris (T-8th, 1.8%) and the Samsung Moment (10th, 1.5%). As a comparison, in the May 2009 top ten, 7 of the phones were Symbian powered with only the third place Samsung Dream representing Android.

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1. Kohai

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

I think somewhere is an error, a BIG ONE (maybe is the way data are presented or missing data explaining what you present here). Because "everybody" knows symbian is the no 1 worldwide phone OS.... Check gartner´s report on Q1: Nokia sold 110 million units worldwide, Apple 8 million, Samsung 64 million.... And by smartphone OS Symbian sold 24 million, iOS 8 million and Android 5 million... A LOT has to be changed for Symbian losing the no 1 in market share... even if Apple sold twice or more than Nokia the established base of nokia would make for more market share. Even if this about ONLY may it´s very very unlikely....

2. hector93

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 07, 2010

I think its only for AdMob usage from all the OS's.

3. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

I believe you're right, someone is a fault here? Now i know nearly everyone is Apple iPhone crazy but you have to look at it like this, the iso4 only added an additional 1.7 million to its total, given the updated firmware. Let's just base it off one of Nokia phones say the 5800, 17 Million plus of these handsets/smart phones have been sold to date, all running symbian, how on earth can you even, suggest that the OS share is higher on a iPhone, sorry but that's bull.. Ok here comes the sympathetic side of me now... let’s say for a quarter, (I’m trying to work for Apple on this one) they've sold around 3 Million iPhones, which is impressive (the Extra boost comes from the iPhone 4 figures) now, how many manufactures sell symbian handsets??? Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and these a few more i don't think i need to list them all.. collectively I’m pretty sure there figure will triple the amount sold by Apple worldwide. Apple have a good phone but COME ON…. it's not great and anyone that can't see that is an idiot... (and yes i have an iPhone 3, 3Gs and 4 for the fan boy to shut up) I just think of all the things that a missing from the handset in this day and age of technology…

11. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

The only bit of information I'm getting out of those charts is that Android's share is going up...

20. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I thought Android was already ahead.

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

To put a little perspective here. Apple had sold roughly 50 million handsets. Those handsets all have apps with in app ads. Those devices all have full rich HTML browsers that click on ad mob supported ads. Not all symbian devices have rich HTML browsers where users click on ad mob supported ads. Not all symbian devices have consumer level apps. Consumer level apps aren't a big part of the symbian OS. these apps are the ones with ad mob ads that get clicked and support ad mobs research. Like said above this is due to these stats being taken from devices utilizing ad mob. Real figures could only come from carriers and their log of active imei's which is completely private.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea, this is only for AdMob.. which is add based apps basically. It would make sence that they have iphone as #1 as it has the most apps (which should me a higher # of add based apps). This isnt "actual phone sales". Peeps, dont get your panties in a bunch.

17. Kohai

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

THX for explaining detailed. If you read tha article as it is, and only look at the chart saying"worldwide operating systems share"...well it leads to say the least ;P

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6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

and how is that? i think you need to get of crapple bandwagon and try out a real good android phone, not the crapflip or aria.

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

no he has a new app called ICrash

10. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

How did it save you "FOR" a car crash? Don't you mean "FROM"?

13. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

This guy is the DEFINITION of a troll!

16. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

he is exactly like the typical IPhone owners

21. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

He's exactly what you convince yourself to be a typical iPhone owner.

22. Androidluv

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

It DID save you for a crash alright The crash of the iPhone

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Whats really gonna be interesting is when the new WP7 phones come out. I personally believe microsoft is going to to give google a run for its money mainly because of the buisness sector. However for being an open system to which I love; Android is a very solid OS for being open. However WP7 will be structured and I know won't make the same dumb mistakes apple made: maybe some dumber ones of there own but hey! Anyway as far as this artical is concerned I guarantee android would have 80% of the pie chart if they went by adult software content.

9. Shin

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Nokia N70 on 4th? That's an old phone!

12. ccarrier012

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

"In firth place was the 2.4% share of the HTC Hero." Firth place... nothing gets by these PhoneArena editors!

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Sounds like SYLVESTER-SPEAK....

23. Androidluv

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

That is funny. Firth Plathe... lol

15. oldbto

Posts: 18; Member since: May 19, 2010

"The company, recently acquired by Google" I wonder if they may be a little bias?

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Probably is, but it is just data....this is no big deal unless you are someone trying to sell products...

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