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January 21, 2011

Statistics Of the Android MarketPlace

Android is a mobile operating system initially developed by Android Inc. Android was bought by Google in 2005.Android is based upon a modified version of the Linux kernel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android's development and release.[5][6] The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.Unit sales for Android OS smartphones ranked first among all smartphone OS handsets sold in the U.S. in the second and third quarters of 2010, with a third quarter market share of 43.6%.

Mobclix has just released their index and an infographic to go along with it. After an extensive survey of Android owners (1,025) across the Mobclix Exchange in October.
Android  MarketPlace Statistics :Key Findings
  • 60% of Android users are under the age of 34
  • 8% of Android users switched from an iPhone while 45% of Android Users say Android is their first smartphone
  • Android users spend most of their time on Email (37%), Games (21%) and Maps/Navigation (8%).
  • 46% of Android users prefer a touch screen over a physical keyboard
  • Android users spend 1/7th of what iPhone owners spend on in-app gaming purchases
  • Android users have an average of 17 apps on their phone vs 28 apps for iPhone users
  • Twice as many Android owners than smartphone users will make a purchase or payment on their device each month
  • The top 3 free games preferred by Android users are Angry Birds, Solitaire and Jewels