Yesterday the NPD Group released a report that shows Google’s Android OS now dominates 33% of the U.S. market share with RIM’s BlackBerry OS trailing in second with 28% and Apple steady at 22%.
In an interesting blog post over at the Crowd Science blog, it has become clear from their research that a significant number of RIM Blackberry users are lusting after the Android operating system, specifically the Nexus One that runs it. For those that have not heard of Crowd Science, here is a little background about their company to help you assess how legit their findings are.
They “were formed by experts in online market research and audience measurement with a mission to “raise the bar” in the measurement of online populations. Their goal is to help web properties understand all facets of their audience, [...]
In the latest figures released by AdMob only one thing jumps out. The Droid takes 24% and the CLIQ takes 6% of the Android pie. Motorola now account for 30% of all Android device usage as estimated from a cross section of more than 15,000 mobile Web sites and iPhone and Android applications. Indeed, worldwide Android accounts for 11% of Smartphone web-traffic requests compared to iPhone’s 50% and Symbian’s 25%. RIM are now sitting in 4th place with only 7% of all requests made from a smartphone device. It is no surprise that HTC still account for 65% of Android online usage. For a complete breakdown of the statistics, check out AdMob’s page [...]
Today Adobe announced that it plans on releasing developer versions and, later, open beta versions of its Flash Player 10.1 for Windows Mobile and Palm webOS smartphones by the end of this year, but that Android won’t even get a beta until sometime next year – 2010.
That’s a far cry from what we heard from the company in June, which led folks to believe that we’d see the Open Screen Project’s Flash 10 player for smartphones, including Android, this month. Heck, now it is saying that it won’t be until next year when Android gets even a beta version of Flash 10.1 (I don’t know what happened to Flash 10.0 on smartphones, [...]