Millennial: Android, iOS shares flat in October; Apple still top vendor, HTC now No.2

By on November 22, 2011 at 6:00 AM.

Millennial: Android, iOS shares flat in October; Apple still top vendor, HTC now No.2

Android topped Millennial Media’s usage share charts for the eleventh consecutive month in October as the smartphone platform landscape stayed completely flat. The mobile ad network served 56% of impressions to Android devices, 28% to iOS handsets and 13% to BlackBerry phones last month, just as it did between July and September according to its third-quarter Mobile Mix report. Apple inched up slightly as October’s top vendor with 23.50% share compared to 23.09% during the third quarter, and HTC showed the most growth, passing Samsung to take the No.2 spot with 18.11%. Apple’s iPhone was the most popular handset line with a 12.53% usage share but Samsung had a strong showing with six of the top-20 phones on Millennial’s network. One of those phones, the Samsung Freeform, is the first feature phone to break into Millennial’s top-20 devices list since May of this year. Additional charts from Millennial’s October Mobile Mix report follow below. More →

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Millennial: Android usage doubled iOS in Q3, iPad king of tablets with 456% growth

By on October 25, 2011 at 6:01 AM.

Millennial: Android usage doubled iOS in Q3, iPad king of tablets with 456% growth

Usage of Google’s mobile platform across the Millennial network doubled iOS in the third quarter according to new data just released by Millennial Media. After representing 54% of impressions served by the mobile ad network in August, Android finished strong to account for 56% of impressions in the September quarter. That figure doubled iOS in the No. 2 spot with 28% during the quarter, and it dwarfed RIM’s 13% share. Symbian accounted for just 1% of impressions and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and Windows Phone platforms combined to also account for 1% of impressions. The iPad dominated tablets, having grown a whopping 456% between the third quarter in 2010 and this past quarter, and impressions across iOS grew 60% over the same period. Apple was the top manufacturer on Millennial’s network in the third quarter with a 23.09% share followed by Samsung (16.48%), HTC (15.5%), RIM (11.05%) and Motorola (10.7%). Apple’s iPhones were also the top handset line with a 12.55% share, more than double the No. 2 device line, LG’s Optimus phones, which accounted for 6.3% of impressions served. RIM’s BlackBerry Curve line was next with 4.7% followed by Motorola DROID phones with 4.35% and the HTC desire with 4.01%. Additional charts from Millennial’s third-quarter Mobile Mix report follow below. More →

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Windows OS share declines again in August as OS X gains [infographic]

By on September 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM.

Windows OS share declines again in August as OS X gains [infographic]

Microsoft’s Windows operating system continued its slow decent in September as Apple’s Mac OS and Google’s Android platform again showed gains. Advertising network Chitika’s research division, Chitika Insights, published an infographic on Monday outlining operating system usage share on its network in the month of September. After losing nearly three-quarters of a point last month, Windows again dipped 0.592% to land at 77.7% for the month of September. The Windows OS has now dropped a total of 1.35% since July. Apple’s OS X platform showed the biggest gains in the month, jumping 1.039% to hit double digits at 10.6%. Google’s Android OS gained marginally in September to reach 3.3%, and Apple’s iOS dipped to 5.2%, shedding 0.301% of its usage share as the world waits for the iPhone 5 to launch next month. Chitika’s full infographic follows below. More →

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Millennial: Android still top OS in August with almost twice Apple’s iOS share

By on September 23, 2011 at 6:01 AM.

Millennial: Android still top OS in August with almost twice Apple’s iOS share

For the ninth consecutive month, Android topped the charts in Millennial Media’s “Mobile Mix” mobile device usage share report. Based on traffic to its mobile ad network, Millennial found that Android’s share of the mobile OS market slid in at 54% for the month of August, almost double the next closest platform. Apple’s iOS climbed to 28% in the No. 2 spot, followed by RIM’s BlackBerry OS at 13%. Android’s usage share was 61% and iOS held a 21% share in July, but the big swing in August is a bit misleading. Millennial’s August report combines smartphone and tablet traffic for the first time, so historical comparisons are rendered somewhat irrelevant. Apple remained the top manufacturer by usage in August with a 23.19% share, and HTC reclaimed its No. 2 position with 16.33%. Samsung held the No. 3 spot with 14.55%, Motorola followed with 11.37% and RIM slid into the No. 5 position with 11.06%. Additional charts from Millennial’s August report follow below. More →

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Windows OS shows biggest decline in August as Mac OS, iOS, Android grow [infographic]

By on August 24, 2011 at 8:45 PM.

Windows OS shows biggest decline in August as Mac OS, iOS, Android grow [infographic]

New data shows that usage of Microsoft’s Windows operating system declined so far in August while Apple’s OS X and iOS usage increased, as did usage of Google’s Android OS. Chitika Insights, the research arm of ad network Chitika, published an infographic on Tuesday showing that Windows’ usage share dropped to 78.282% so far in August from 79.049% in July. Mac OS grew from 8.895% in July to 9.551% in August, iOS grew marginally from 5.278% to 5.491% and Android grew from 3.135% to 3.245% in August. During the month in which Linux celebrated its 20th anniversary, usage dropped from 2.365% to 2.191%. Of note, Net Applications showed significantly different OS market share data in July compared to Chitika, with Windows holding 87.6% of the market, Mac owning 5.61%, iOS owning 3% and Android claiming 0.81% of the global OS market. Chitika’s full infographic follows below. More →

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Millennial: Android share balloons to 61% in July, iOS usage declines

By on August 24, 2011 at 6:00 AM.

Millennial: Android share balloons to 61% in July, iOS usage declines

Millennial Media reports a sizable swing in smartphone usage for the first time in several months, with Android usage on the firm’s network increasing from 54% in June to 61% in July. Android’s lead as reported by Millennial’s Mobile Mix report now extends through its eight consecutive month, and Apple’s iOS again finds itself a distant No. 2. While iOS has declined slowly but steadily over the past few months on the Millennial ad network, July saw Apple’s OS drop six points to 21%. IOS lost just one point in each of the previous two months. RIM’s BlackBerry platform dropped one point to 14% in July, Symbian slid one point to 2% and Windows Phone stayed flat at 2%. Apple was once again the top vendor in July according to Millennial with a 26.45% share of the market, and Samsung followed with 19.11%. RIM was No. 3 with 11.45%, HTC was No. 4 with 10.98% and Motorola rounded out the top-5 with 10.26% of the market. Apple’s iPhone was also the most popular smartphone on Millennial’s network in July at 13.60%, followed by the Samsung Nexus S at 5.73% and the BlackBerry Curve at 5.23%. Additional charts from Millennial’s report follow below. More →

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