comScore: Android Shows Strength As Mobile Web Usage Grows

Metrics firm comScore released some new quarterly mobile data that shows strong growth for Android handsets in the US and an increase in mobile web usage:

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RIM showed modest growth while the iPhone’s growth, according to these figures, flattened. Meanwhile WinMo and Palm lost ground.

Of course with the advent of Windows Mobile 7 and the fact that it’s not shipping until Q4, we should see Microsoft’s current mobile OS continue to suffer declines as users either update with other platforms or wait for the new Windows 7 handsets.

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The numbers above basically translate into just over 70 million people accessing the mobile internet with varying degrees of frequency. By comparison 158 million or more are on SMS and just over 198 million are PC-internet users in the US.

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile | Google: Mobile | Stats: comScore


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