Android leads in U.S. smartphone market share and data usage


The report also focused on data usage among the different smartphone users. They analysed 65,000 cellphone bills in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2011 and found that Android smartphone users on average consumed 582MB of data each month compared to 492MB for iPhone users and 448MB for Web OS users. RIM users consumed the least amount of data because we all know that all they really care about is Blackberry Messenger.

Android users consume more data each month

Two things to note:

  1. Android’s smart phone market share didn’t increase at all since the last Nielsen report. If you compare this report to the previous Nielsen report, you will see that Android’s marketshare actually dipped 1 percentage point. Keep in mind that this report focuses on data from February to April 2011 while the previous report focused on March 2011.
  2. Who seriously uses only 582MB of data each month? I don’t remember when was the last time I used less than 1GB of data in a single month. I average around 2 to 3GB of data each month. I guess I’m a power user.

via Nielsen