Jul 23 AT 1:46 PM Taylor Wimberly 31 Comments

Android pulls ahead of Windows Mobile

AdMob released their mobile metrics report for June and Android usage continues to grow.  Request from the Android operating system grew 25% month over month.  This now gives Android a 5%  worldwide OS share and marks the first time they have pulled ahead of Windows Mobile.

Android passes Windows Mobile for the first time.

Android passes Windows Mobile for the first time.

When you narrow the reporting to only the US, Android has an even larger share of the smartphone market.  In the states, Android has grown to a 9% share and closing in on Blackberry who enjoys a 14% share.  With the wave of new Android devices coming this holidays, I expect Android to surpass Blackberry by the end of the year.

Also noted in the report is the share of requests by operator and manufacturer.  Nearly half of the requests from T-Mobile are with HTC.  This tells me the G1 has been a huge success for T-Mobile and finally given them a product to promote their expanding 3G network.  The pending launch of the myTouch 3G should only increase HTC’s share of smartphone traffic with T-Mobile.

In the United Kingdom, Android requests are now at 7% which is more than Windows Mobile and Blackberry combined.  These numbers match the traffic on my site and show that the UK is the second biggest country to support Android.  I expect these numbers to grow as well with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy and HTC Hero.

To get the full report, head over to the Admob Mobile Metrics site.

Next on the list to pass up is RIM.

Next on the list to pass up is RIM.

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