May 26, 2022

Fast Facts: China Moves Ahead of U.S. As World’s Largest Smartphone Market

New data from Flurry, a mobile data analytics company. From the Flurry Blog: Just days into the Chinese New Year (Year of the “Snake” for anyone keeping track), China has passed the U.S. to become the world’s top country for active Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. This historic milestone takes place a year after […]

Updated Statistics from Nielsen: Mobile Operating System Share & Demographics

From a Nielsen Wire Blog Post: In March 2012, a majority (50.4%) of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones, up from 47.8 percent in December 2011. Consumers purchasing new phones picked smartphones more often, and among smartphone owners Apple was the top manufacturer of smartphone handsets, while Android was the top smartphone OS. Who makes up […]

Smartphones Account for Half of all Mobile Phones, Dominate New Phone Purchases in the US

From Nielsen: Almost half (49.7%) of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, as of February 2012. According to Nielsen, this marks an increase of 38 percent over last year; in February 2011, only 36 percent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones.  This growth is driven by increasing smartphone adoption, as more than two-thirds of those who […]

New Statistics and Charts: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 48% Overall, 66% in 24-34 Age Group

Via Nielsen Wire: While overall smartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in the 24-34 age group showed the greatest proportion of smartphone ownership, with 66 percent saying they had a smartphone. In the same age group, 8 of 10 of those that had gotten a new device in the last three months […]

Google/Ipsos Release Mobile Internet & Smartphone Adoption Statistics For US, UK, Germany, France and Japan

New research from a Google/Ipsos Partnership. From a Google Mobile Ads Blog Post: Mobile devices are mainstream. In fact, according to our newest research more consumers in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan use a mobile phone (feature phone or smartphone) than a computer (desktop or laptop). But our most significant findings centered on […]

New Statistics: The Rise of Smartphones, Apps and the Mobile Web

Via the Nielsen Wire: Nielsen’s State of the Media: The Mobile Media Report (Q3 2011) provides a snapshot of the current mobile media landscape and audiences in the U.S… Key findings: The majority of 25-34 and 18-24 year olds now own smartphones (64% and 53% respectively); The majority of smartphone owners (62%) have downloaded apps […]

New: A Large Collection of Mobile Web Stats and Charts (Mobile Web in Numbers)

An large and impressive compilation of stats and charts from the folks at Royal Pingdom. You’ll find statistics and charts in the following categories: Smartphones Mobile Data Mobile Web Browsing Mobile-specific or general-purpose sites Mobile websites versus apps Social Networking Mobile Commerce Tablets Almost all statistics include direct links to sources making the resource even […]

Canada: Statistics: Smartphone Adoption Reaches 40 Percent in Canada

New numbers from comScore. RIM Continues to Lead Smartphone Market, with Apple a Close Second Google Android Doubles its Smarthone Market Share in Past Six Months to 25 comScore today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the Canada mobile phone industry for September 2011. The report ranked the leading mobile […]

New Stats & Charts: 62% of Mobile Users 25-34 Own Smartphones

New statistics from Nielsen. U.S. numbers. Via Nielsen Wire: Nielsen’s third quarter survey of mobile users reveals that while only 43 percent of all US mobile phone subscribers own a smartphone, a mobile phone with a powerful operating system, the vast majority of those under the age of 44 now have smartphones. In fact, 62 […]

"IDC: More Mobile Internet Users Than Wireline Users in the U.S. by 2015"

Highlights From a New Fee-Based IDC Report: By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as media tablet sales explode, the number of mobile Internet users will grow by a compound annual growth rate […]