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AdMob, a mobile advertising network, which has been releasing mobile metrics for a while now and touting the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch metrics as headlines, is instead focusing on RIM, Symbian, Android and even Windows Mobile devices in its October 2009 mobile metrics report. I […]

AdMob, a mobile advertising network, which has been releasing mobile metrics for a while now and touting the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch metrics as headlines, is instead focusing on RIM, Symbian, Android and even Windows Mobile devices in its October 2009 mobile metrics report. I guess when you are soon going to be part of Google, why give arch-nemesis, Apple and its iPhone any airtime. AdMob is in the process of being acquired by Google for $750 million. The report has some interesting facts about Android and gives a rough breakdown on the success (or lack there of) of various different Android devices. As always, the data from AdMob which serves display and text ads on 15,000 mobile websites and applications, is limited in scope but is broad enough to be a barometer for the larger market trends.

* HTC has taken an early lead, thanks to availability of three different devices.
* Motorola Droid launched on November 6 already represented 24 percent of all Android requests in AdMob’s network worldwide even though the device is available only in the US.
* Worldwide requests from Android devices increased 5.8 times since April 2009 in the AdMob network.
* In the US, Android has 20 percent share of smartphone traffic versus 7 percent in April 2009.
* The Motorola CLIQ generated 6% of Android traffic worldwide as on November 18th 2009.
* Worldwide requests from RIM devices increased 44 percent over the last six months in the AdMob network.

Just to be sure, AdMob does include data about iPhone in its report. the iPhone and iPod Touch collectively accounted for about 33 percent of total requests up 6.9 percent for the month. In US, the total share of Apple is about 35 percent, up 7.5 percent for the month.

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  1. The good thing for Android is that it is only going to get better and the bad for Nokia is that it can only get worse.
    The only player on whom the pressure to innovate is probably Apple. People expect the heaven from them.

  2. The last blow I needed to finally get rid of my last Nokia device was their sluggish apps and their technocratic positioning of Ovi (it will fail I am sure).
    The first impression of Android was not so good, but since they are the open version of iPhone, it is logical they are starting off being less good at the end-to-end integration. but eventually they will turn iPhone into a slick looking iMode product (better than all its predecessors, but just too much focused on creating end-to-end control for Apple).

  3. Stefan Constantinescu Monday, November 23, 2009

    You forgot to link to the actual report.

    In case your readers want to go through the data themselves: http://metrics.admob.com/2009/11/october-2009-mobile-metrics-report/

    1. Thanks Stefan. You saved a Gogle search for me today.

  4. Clicky tracks similar data, but gets its data from web browsing instead of ads.

    http://getclicky.com/marketshare/global/operating-systems/mobile/

    1. That Motorola Droid report is surprising, it shows that it already accounts for over half of Android’s US marketshare.

  5. Andrea Gagliardi La Gala Thursday, March 4, 2010

    For a more updated view of Android manufacturers quotas and platform distribution, you can also have a look at our first-hand statistical research conducted on 1300 Android devices in 10-days period from Feb 23, 2010 to Mar 3, 2010.
    The research is published at:
    http://home.ameliemedia.com/android-market-share/

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