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Quantcast Announces Androids Rising Consumption Rate

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Webstats firm Quantcast has announced August numbers for mobile web consumption. According to Quantcast, Android is rising dramatically while the other mobile OS firms are losing marketshare. Android was shown to provide 25% of the mobile web consumption in August.

The above image shows a rapid decline in iOS share, with a proportional rise in Android use. RIM and “Other” devices have been more stagnant than plummeting, but these stats strongly suggest Android is on the rise in a big way. Quantcast goes on to show a bar chart of the growth patterns of mobile operating systems. Android gained 2% over the month, 5.5% over the quarter, and 17% over the year. In this chart it is the only OS in positive territory.

These numbers aren’t entirely surprising. Apple fanboys will be quick to point out that their single device (though there are several) is still doing better overall than Android’s plethora. These charts suggest that should be changing soon, as they should. Android devices by far outnumber Apple devices in the number of available options. Apple has a few versions of the iPhone, the iPad, and iPod Touch. Each major US carrier now has several Android devices. These numbers were bound to improve. Does this change the fact that I am happy to see the Android growth? Not at all. I am very happy with my Android experience.

So what does this mean in the big picture? In the short term, it means a lot more Android phone production. Android will start to get the love only experienced previously by Apple. Big Brand firms will start touting their Android apps, or at least offer apps to both Android and Apple customers. Microsoft is virtually out of the race. The death of the Kin seems to indicate the current state of affairs at Microsoft. There are a number of Windows 7 phones coming, but I haven’t heard anyone talking about them. RIM manages to hang on somehow, even with all the talk of Android versus iPhone. With Palm going under and being picked up by HP, it looks like we are going to continue to have iPhone vs Android debates for some time to come.

You can learn more about Quantcast here.