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Android Tops iPhone In Mobile Trends Report

Myxer puts Android ahead in terms of growth, downloads

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Myxer, which is behind an eponymous mobile entertainment destination, issued the first of what’s supposed to become a monthly report this week, and its stats favor Android.  Indeed, the Android operating system apparently showed up the iPhone in several respects.

According to the report (which is called BoomBox), Android pulled far ahead of the iPhone in terms of traffic this year.  "Visits from users on the Android operating system grew almost 350% from December 2008 to December 2009, compared to iPhone visits which grew 170%," it stated.

Another way in which Android proved popular relates to ringtones, wallpapers, videos, games, and applications.  In short, Android users seemed significantly more interested in them.  The report claimed, "Myxer delivered seven times more total downloads to Android devices than iPhone devices in Q4 2009."

Apple fans will no doubt argue that Myxer’s visitors aren’t typical; given how many more iPhones there are in the world than Android devices, these ratios couldn’t hold up on a large scale.

Still, whatever ifs, ands, and buts can be attached to Myxer’s findings, it’d be difficult to interpret these numbers as anything other than good news for Android.

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  • http://web.me.com Martin Hill

    With only 10 million of the 1 billion downloads of mostly free ringtnes and wallpapers from this website coming from the iPhone platform, all this PR release demonstrates is that it is not at all popular with iPhone users.

    This is not surprising of course considering the Tunes Store With over 8.5 billion downlads of music and ringtones, hundreds of millions of TV shows, music videos, movies, podcasts, audio books and 3 billion apps is a far easier way for iPhone users to get mobile content.

    As such this “report” is of course useless as a guage of mobile content consumption as a whole. It is just a publicity stunt to attempt to attract a few more of the 75 million iPhone OS users out there.

    -Mart

  • http://www.aquapoxy.com Epoxy Floor Coating

    Great way to get attention to get more exposures. Great traffic is worth getting when you know if its going to make you money. Even if most downloads are free, iPhone has lots of free downloads, but they still make money off of the $3.00 downloads. Huge numbers still makes them money.

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