Mobile Web Browsing: iPhone v. Android
June 14, 2010 § 1 Comment
There have been more Technology Wars than there have been Rocky movies. Some of the bigger Clash of Titans have been Beta v. VCR, Apple v. PC, Dish v. Direct, and Google v. Yahoo. This time it’s iPhone v. Android. And while iPhone is winning in sales and actual usage, Android is growing fast.
The face-off today is mobile web browsing, and according to Quantcast, iPhone is leading with 58.5% of mobile browsing, and Android with 19.9% of all browsing. Blackberry is a distant fourth, behind “Other” with 10.4% of all browsing.
But the bigger story here is in the amazing Android mobile web consumption growth – moving from about 5% in January 2009 to almost 20% in in May 2010.
Contributing to this growth has been the Verizon release of the Motorola Droid. I know because there are two in my household, replacing regular cellphones, with cool Droids that make aggravating Droid noise.
But for Moms, their phone decision will be based on a few essential things: the actual tasks that Moms perform on a regular basis, seamless integration with her other tools, and the physical appearance and weight of the device.
Top Mom Smartphone Activities: