Android snares 11% of smartphone web traffic

Just a year after launch of its first phone, the Android OS already accounts for 11% of smartphone web traffic worldwide, according to the latest figures from market research firm AdMob.
 
In the US, where the OS has had a head start, Android handsets were responsible for 20% of all smartphone traffic in October.
 
But Google still has a long way to go to catch up to the iPhone, which has 50% of worldwide smartphone traffic by OS, and a 55% share in the US.
 
Motorola’s heavily-promoted Droid, launched with Verizon this month, already makes up 24% of all Android devices. The Droid overtook the now third-placed HTC Magic by three percentage points in October, and is closing in on market leader HTC Dream, which has a 36% share.
 
AdMob expects eight or nine manufacturers to launch at least 18 Android devices by the end of the year.

 

Suggested Articles

Wireless operators can provide 5G services with spectrum bands both above and below 6 GHz—but that doesn't mean that all countries will let them.

Here are the stories we’re tracking today.

The 5G Mobile Network Architecture research project will implement two 5G use cases in real-world test beds.