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Looking back at 2011: The Year of Mobile

Finally, it was in fact the year of mobile.  I’ve compiled a few smartphone statistics from all year round for a quick recap and comparison of how mobile has caught on from the end of 2010 up until now – with close to 45% of the wireless market in the US now comprising Smartphones!

End of 2010

 

  • Smartphones passed PC shipments in global numbers
  • Number of apps in the Apple app store – 300,000; number of apps in the Android store – 25,000
  • 28% of US wireless users have Smartphones

  • Market Share: Android – 29%, iPhone – 27%, Blackberry – 27%

January– June, 2011

    • Market share: Android – 38.1%, iPhone – 26.6%, Blackberry – 24.7%
    • Smartphones outsell feature phones: 55-45
    • 35% of US adults use smartphones
    • 87 of percent smartphone owners browse the internet and read email
    • 28 percent actually use their small screen devices as their primary method for accessing the internet
    • 500,00 Android activations per day in June

Smartphone penetration comparison: Q2 & Q3, 2011


July – November, 2011

  • Market share: Android – 43.7%, iPhone – 27.3%, Blackberry – 19.7%
  • US Smartphone users now total 95.8 million
  • 91% of top 100 brands have a presence in one of the app stores (18 months prior only 51% had a mobile presence)
  • 52% of kids under 8 using iPods, iPads and mobile devices
  • 62% of mobile users 25-34 own smartphones
  • 43% now own Smartphones

 December 2011

  • 324 million smartphones were sold through 3 quarters of 2011
  • Just on Dec 25, 6.8 million Android and iOS devices were activated
  • 700,000 Android activations per day
  • 242 million apps were downloaded on Dec 25, last Christmas it was 150 million
  • Number of apps in apple store –600,000; number of apps in android store –500,000
  • Number of app downloads in the last week of December – 1.2 billion worldwide with almost half from the US

What do you think will happen in 2012? Will your app be in one or both of the app stores? With the new paradigm in mobile app development, it very easily could be. Find out more

Sources: IDCmobithinkingNielsenNielsencomScoreNielsenPewPewtechcrunchNielsen
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