Millennial Media released its monthly mobile report earlier today, and the results are quite interesting. Contrary to what Gartner’s and comScore’s reports showed us last week, this one shows Verizon iPhone having a negative effect on Android’s market share. From February to March, iOS’ ad impressions share grew from 27% to 31%. Meanwhile, Android’s share dropped slightly from 51% to 48%. Way behind iOS, RIM kept chugging along through last month. The once leader of the smartphone world even grew 1%, going from 17% to 18%. At the bottom of the barrel, Windows Phone 7, Symbian and “Other” each commanded a whopping 1% of the market.
Even though these reports are not a 100% accurate, they do give us a sense of what’s happening in the smartphone market. While Android probably didn’t really lose 3% of the market, the Verizon iPhone did have an effect on its growth. Did the Verizon iPhone killed or seriously hurt Android like some were hoping for? Not even close. Does Google need to step up its game to fend off the Verizon iPhone menace? Absolutely. Are you guys worried about the Verizon iPhone at all or was this small drop in Android’s market share expected?