While Android is picking up steam with multiple handsets and carriers, data from Chitika suggests the Motorola Droid and Verizon Wireless still hold the biggest market shares.
This shouldn’t be that surprising, as Motorola’s handset was the beneficiary of the $100 million advertising campaign that led to more than a million units being sold. The Droid captures 33.5% of the market, while Verizon had about 48% of the Android users.
Additionally, the success of the Motorola smartphone shows the huge, pent-up demand for a cool handset on Verizon. Many Verizon subscribers had iPhone envy for the past few years but Big Red is quickly catching up. The Droid, Droid X and should bolster Big Red’s portfolio. I’m particularly looking forward to the X model because it will rock a huge screen, up to 1 GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera (we’ll have some hands-on time with it next week, so stay tuned).and upcoming
After Motorola’s smartphone, the HTC Hero was the second-most used handset with about 9.9% of the user base. This is followed by the EVO 4G is just about to pass Google’s own superphone.(8.2%), G1 (8.1%) and the (6.3%). The has only been able to capture 2% of the market and the just-release
In terms of the carriers, Verizon led the way, while T-Mobile held second place with 23%. HTC Aria and it should have multiple more handsets by the end of the year.was at 19% and AT&T only had 1%. Look for AT&T’s numbers to improve, as it only had the Motorola Backflip available at the time of this data. The mobile operator has just announced the Android-powered
Please note that Chitika’s research is based on its own ad data. This doesn’t paint a full picture of Android but it is still useful to see usage trends.
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