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August 7, 2011

Comparison Map :US States Vs Mobile OS Comparion

The state you live in  may indicate more than you realize about your mobile phone preferences.

In a July report, mobile advertising company Jumptap released a colorcoded map, entitled “United States of Android,” showing the geographical mobile makeup of the United States. 

According to the company, users in the South and Southwestern portions of the United States tend to "over-index" toward Android, meaning that the operating system is used and requested at a rate that's higher than the national average in a given area. Users in the Northeast and Midwest, in contrast, over-index toward iOS.

More than 83 million users of Jumptap's mobile advertising platform have weighed in, and what appears to be a small civil war has broken out between users of smartphones running Google's Android operating system versus Apple's iOS.

Yellow states are dominated by Android admirers and blue states by iOS fans. BlackBerry is prevalent in the handful of gray-shaded sates. As you can see, Android patriots are amassed in South and Southwest states, while iOS loyalists are pooled together in Northeast and Midwest states. In particular, California, Texas and Florida over-index for Android use and states in New England and the Midwest over-index for iOS use, according to the report.

With California skewing toward Android usage, iOS cities include San Francisco, San Jose, Modesto, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Chico, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo and Napa. Sacramento, Visalia and Redding are Android cities. Meanwhile, San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside are bubble cities that are too close to call

 Another Interesting  Infographic appeared in " Android and Me  website where  the richer US states  by household income was mapped and then the Mobile Platform usage was compared The Android as the “iPhone for the poor” is an argument iOS fans often tend to use. Android does offer some great, cheaper options for those who want to save some bucks. While this may mean people with less income could be lured to Android’s affordable options.The map clearly shows that many of the richest states in the country are dominated by Android, which could prove that Android’s success is not solely based on price.