Android growing faster than the rest according to AdMob latest figures

Nothing says an OS is growing better than shear sales volume. According to figures recently release by AdMob, Google’s Android OS continues it’s steep but fast climb to lead only second to Apple’s iOS. The May report by AdMob indicates that Android rising to these new heights very fast and worldwide thanks to it’s quick adoption across multiple manufactures. Hit the break for video and more information.

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Below are key indicators of Androids rise:

  • Smartphones made up 46 percent of AdMob traffic in May, up 22 percent over May 2008.
  • Traffic from Android has increased 29 percent over May 2009.
  • In May, some 14 devices made up 92 percent of AdMob’s Android traffic. A year ago, it was from a single device.
  • Android users download about 9 AdMob-support apps a month.
  • Worldwide, the Motorola Droid (or Milestone) had 3.2 percent of AdMob requests in May, leading Android. Android made up 26 percent of the requests, beating Symbian (and 14 percentage points lower than iOS.)
  • Seven of the top 10 smartphones (by percentage of ad requests) for May are Android devices. They are the Motorola Droid, HTC Magic, HTC Hero, HTC Dream, Motorola Cliq, HTC Droid Eris and Samsung Moment.
  • Android has about 10 percent of the mobile web share, but 26 percent of app usage share. Apple leads that radio with 15 percent handset share and 40 percent app usage share. (In other words, they have more AdMob-enabled apps than the other guys.)
  • 67 percent of Android users (according to AdMob’s numbers) are in North America.
  • HTC is the leading manufacturer of Android smartphones in U.S., with 53 percent overall. Motorola’s second with 30 percent, followed by Samsung at 9 percent. (Interestingly, Google is listed at 2 percent, though HTC actually manufactured the Nexus One as an OEM.)
  • 84 percent of Android users say they’re likely to recommend their device to a friend or colleague. That’s compared to 91 percent for the iPhone, and 59 percent for webOS.

[via Android Central]

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