The latest edition of Myxer’s BoomBox Report takes a look back at the trends of 2010 and comes away with with a clear winner: Google’s Android OS. As Myxer’s traffic from smartphone users continues to grow, the most dramatic increases were from Android devices. Last year Myxer published a map of the U.S. showing which states were dominated by the iPhone versus those states dominated by Android phones based on Myxer’s database of registered users, and 2010 saw a clear shift of many states from the iPhone to the Android camp. According to BoomBox,
“During 2010 Myxer saw visits from the Android OS grow from 12% in December 2009 to a massive 40% by December 2010. As to the State of Affairs for 2010, Android spread to dominance in 26 States by December 2010, knocking the iPhone down to just 17 States from 37 the year before. Apple wasn’t the only one to be pushed back by the Android invasion. In December 2010 Android surpassed BlackBerry as the leading smartphone in terms of visits to Myxer’s mobile site, with visits from Android devices growing an impressive 243% over the course of 2010, while visits from BlackBerry handsets declined by 23%.”
Perhaps the most notable shift affecting the rapid growth of the Android OS was the sheer number of types of Android phones in the marketplace. As BoomBox reports,
“With manufacturers large and small leaping onto the Android bandwagon, many with multiple flavors of Android handsets, we saw an army like influx of Android phones in the marketplace. At the end of 2009, we counted only 10 Android handsets visiting Myxer. By the end of 2010 the Android troops had grown to 101 different Android OS devices visiting Myxer, with 80 different Android devices downloading content from Myxer in December 2010 alone.”
What do you think? Will Android eventually win the smartphone wars? Have they won already? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
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- Myxer’s BoomBox Report 2010 Year in Review Finds 101 Reasons the Android Invasion Has Succeeded (prweb.com)
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