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Mobile Mix Report: Android Still Slaughtering all OS Competitors, OG DROID Sneaks Into Top 3 Smartphones

These reports have become a little redundant since Android took the top spot in smartphone OS share some time ago, but this latest Mobile Mix from Millennial Media had enough goodies included to make it worth sharing.  With Google’s approach to allowing its operating system to be used by phone manufacturers for free, there appears to be no stopping it even if random tech pundits insist that the i*hone 5 will end its reign just like they said with version 4.  For the 7th straight month, it topped the U.S. smartphone OS charts with an astounding 54% share.  The next closest was iOS at just 26% making this not even a competition to be talking about anymore.

We did find it interesting that the original DROID managed to sneak into the top 3 for smartphones after almost 2 years of service though, followed by the Nexus S as the next highest Android device.  People are still showing love for the phone that helped launch all of this growth, and that makes us smile.  

More info can be found at the Millennial Media blog.

  • Mickey
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  • Anonymous

    I’m not surprised at the OG in the top 3. Most of us have had it for 2 years and have been waiting for the upgrade to get something else. I’ve loved mine, and with different ROMs it’s like getting a new phone every couple of months. Now I just need to decide what to get with the upgrade next month. 

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  • Custom Colonel

    There truly are some idiots here.  If the iPhone was split up, the top 4 spots would be iphones.  You cannot possibly believe that any single droid phone has outsold any iteration of the iphone right?  Stupid fanboys.

  • Anonymous

    :-) Do they even still sell the BB Curve…

  • http://www.facebook.com/patfactorx David Pat

    The original Droid is still roxxorz deluxorz. Don’t underestimate the modding community. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s curious (and a bit misleading) that every version of the iPhone is seemingly lumped together while any Android phones in a series (e.g. Droid, Droid 2, Droid 3, etc) are broken out. These marketshare charts are always messing it up :(

    • Anonymous

      And yet Android fans have no problem pitting over 300 (latest count was 310) different Android phones against just 2 iPhones (4 & 3Gs)…..incredible

      • Custom Colonel

        Yeah how utterly idiotic.  Marketshare for android which consists of 310 different phones is fine when its lumped together, but the iPhone has to be separated here.  Fanboys are not even trying to hide their need for  a hero anymore

  • Unexpected62

    how is the nexus S possibly that high up…

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Well the phone is available on 3 major carriers, and one carrier (Sprint) in particular, markets it VERY well ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Good job, Apple. You command 1/4 of the market and it’s just you doing that. Android isn’t surprising considering all the companies producing Android handsets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1953314 Nathan Domier

    For the iPhone 5 to make a dent in android’s market share, it would have to have some significant upgrades, instead of just being a slightly more polished version of the previous one…

  • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

    Does anyone else think RIM will be dead in the next 5 years?

  • Anonymous

    Combine the two LG Optimus phones on the list like they have with the iPhone and my mighty budget phone has almost the same presence as the Nexus S.  Can we take a hint that maaaybe there’s a market out there for decent Android phones off contract at a reasonable price?

  • seoword

    The reports are based on advertising impressions. This has nothing to do with ownership of phone or operating system. Out of the ad impressions that Millennial Media tracks, 16% were from crapple phones and 5% were from people stuck in a verizon contract with a BB Curve.

    • Custom Colonel

      Not sure how you don’t see the correlation…but you’re most probably an android fanboy so i take it back.  If 16% of ad impressions were from iphones, that means most of the people that are tracked by Millenial Media use an iPhone.  IT’s not rocket science, why are you trying to make it to be?

      • seoword

        I know you are just trying to get attention for yourself but I’ll bite.
        This report shows that Crapple phone owners surf more and see more ads. The same phone can get 50,000 ad impressions but is counted as one crapple phone. There is no where close to a one to one correlation between ad impressions and phone model. 
        You can make loose assumptions that the report shows that crapple lumped together has the majority of phone ownership in the study but you can’t make the conclusion that they have 16% of the phone model market share. 

      • seoword

        I know you are just trying to get attention for yourself but I’ll bite.
        This report shows that Crapple phone owners surf more and see more ads. The same phone can get 50,000 ad impressions but is counted as one crapple phone. There is no where close to a one to one correlation between ad impressions and phone model. 
        You can make loose assumptions that the report shows that crapple lumped together has the majority of phone ownership in the study but you can’t make the conclusion that they have 16% of the phone model market share. 

  • Anonymous

    The Droid thing doesn’t surprise me at all. There is nothing on Verizon worth signing another contract. I bet the OG Droid will fall off the radar when the Bionic and SGSII come out.

  • Jim Dandy

    Curve/Bold I can understand. But the Torch?!

  • http://profiles.google.com/borochocho Cesar Lopez

    i can gurantee that android will keep taking bites at the apple until nothing but the core is left!

    • Mickey

      and I guarantee that you will at one point bite your own tongue and end up owning an iPhone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

    not to sound like a hater or anything, but I’ve seen this too many times in my own debates, the i*hone cultists always use “Well Android has a ton of phones that it’s on, and compared to just a couple Apple devices so the I*phone is better”

    Still argue almost every day to my fiance that my Droid X is better than her I*hone 4 :)

  • Michael Dunigan

    It’s called a 2 year contract.  Now that we have all served our pennance, it is just a matter of time for us all to get our next upgrade.  Just need something worthy.

  • http://twitter.com/DailyPlunge Michael Henshaw

    I still have my OG Droid. I got it when it first came out. It’s finally eligible for an upgrade and there’s no phone out yet that’s worth a change. C’mon GS2!

    • Anonymous

      Bionic, August 4.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rafita.Sandoval Rafa Sandoval

      same here, might get the GS2 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/miller.ryanscott Ryan Scott Miller

    If they are separating the Droid 1,2 & 3, they should separate the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs & the iPhone 4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/miller.ryanscott Ryan Scott Miller

    If they are separating the Droid 1,2 & 3, they should separate the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs & the iPhone 4.

    • Omgiitsedgarrr

      they should but there stupid argument would be that apple does not make those phones no more so they cant count them in… witch is really dumb because if you walk into a verizon store and ask for a droid original they would be like wtf we have the 3983298 or what ever there on.. 

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised the Nexus S is so far up there. Maybe at&t and Verizon will take note of the demand for an unlocked phone. This is also noteworthy since the Nexus S is only 7 months old while the DROID is 1.5yrs+.

  • SprottheDestroyer

    OGD! FTW!

  • Anonymous

    What I find interesting is they just list iPhone but do not show it based on model where the droid and droid 2 are two entries.

    I wonder how the iPhone breaks apart into 3, 3G, and 4?

    • Mr.Joe

      Who wants to see the same phone listed four times?

      • Anonymous

        who wanted to see the same phone listed 3 times(droid, droid 2 and droid 2g) or do you not consider that the same phone 3 times like you consider the iphone, 1, 2, 3, 3GS and 4 5 different phones?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1953314 Nathan Domier

          excellent point.  This is another one of those stupid situations where people categorize things differently and it totally skews the statistics…

          • Guest

            I was just going to post this. I wonder if iPhone was broken down into the 4, 3GS etc, would an iPhone still be at the top?

          • Anonymous

            then the apple boys would be screaming that it was unfair, becuase the iphone wouldnt be at the top anymore…

    • Anonymous

      I suspect the 3G and 4 would still take the top two spots, judging by the 10%+ margin it has over the BB Curve. 

      Silly as it sounds, this list is kind of reassuring for me in the sense that it’s validating my decision to wait for a true spiritual successor to the OG.

  • Rob Meyer

    It didnt sneak on nuttin… That bad boy rolled up on the scene… whipped out his precious, and laid it down like it was laying a gas main.

  • Mr.Joe

    The BB Curve beats our Beloved Droid?  What mistake is that?

    I wish RIM would just die already.  They’re like that bug in the house that you keep on swatting but it never dies. So you just leave it alone, but it irks the frell outta ya.

    • http://revengeofthepc.com Ethan Madison

      There are a lot of Curve models on all carriers. So it would be shocking if it didn’t beat it out.

    • Anonymous

      Why do you want RIM to go away? Are you against competition or something?

      • jason6g

        unless blackberry launches an amazing phone that blows away the top android and apple handsets there is no need for them in my opinion. “secure email” is a joke that is a several years past its life

        its frustrating to see so much innovation and so much power come out in new phones, and blackberry is still releasing the same crap it launched 3-4 years ago.

        for $200 – would you go apple, android, or buy a torch

        • Anonymous

          If they’re dead like Mr.Joe wants how could they create anything?

      • Mr.Joe

        Please, like RIM going away is going to destroy competition. 

        There’s:

        iOS
        Android
        WebOS
        Windows Phone 7
        Symbian (if you’re in Europe or Asia where it’s popular)

        There’s PLENTY of it.

        • Anonymous

          So you are against competition from RIM only? Everyone else is okay?

          • Anonymous

            the more competition there is the lower the smart phone prices…picture if apple or android had a monopoly on smart phones…how high prices would be

      • Custom Colonel

        No he’s a fanboy, who thinks he’s cool because he owns an Android phone

        • bumpU

          Stop liking your own comments. If you have such a problem with so called Android “fanboys” why the F are you trolling on an Android site?

    • Pigskinfan67

      This is because BB was giving those away on as many carriers as they could possible give it to for the past 3 years. Although RIM’s OS isn’t the greatest, I do like the comm security that it offers. 

    • Anonymous

      I wish crApple would go away, they’re more like the mosquito that constantly buzzes around your head waiting for the right time to stick you while Blackberry is more like the moth that lives in a corner.

      • Mickey

        I wish you would go away!

        • Anonymous

          I wish fanboys would go away too.

    • Raven

      It is the corporate world that keeps BlackBerry/RIM alive.  All of the VP’s at our company still get handed free (company paid for) BlackBerries, so why would they ever change.  And, the reason that admin still chooses BlackBerry is because they feel it works better with our Exchange servers and they trust the remote wipe capabilities for lost phones more.  So, until Android proves itself as good or better in this arena and cultivates the same reputation, RIM will continue.

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    • http://twitter.com/nashmax73 TomAss (TA)

      It’s not Android, but a curiously similar green robot on a French website.  Le’ Droid?

  • http://fabdroid.com Andrew Xie

    Wow, I had no idea that so many people owned Nexus S

    • Stephen D

      Neither did I. But I can’t blame them, it’s still one of my favorite phones.

    • Anonymous

      I’d love to own one of these myself but good ol’ Verizon didn’t get it :(

    • Anonymous

      I own one. Upgrade from an HTC Dream (Canadian version of the G1). I freekin ‘ love it! It is without a doubt, one of the best Android phones you buy. Great looking hardware but the difference maker is the pure unspoiled Android OS it comes with. No crappy skins, just pure Google goodness. Never again will I buy a network-locked phone.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not by sales, it’s by “impression.”