Would you like to know what mobile operating system dominates in your state? Planning to move anytime soon? Here’s a map that can guide you in the right direction! Stats and info graphics are always fun, but today we have something extra special for you.
This map shows which US states are dominated by Android, Blackberry or iOS. Android and iOS are obviously the most dominant platforms in the country, but some states are still Blackberry territory and some others that are neutral.
There’s somewhat of a pattern in this map, as you can see. It seems there’s a sort of an invisible diagonal line separating the distribution of platforms. The map illustrates that iOS dominates in the northern/eastern half of the country, while Android seems to dominate in the southern/western section.
These statistics are very interesting, but we have decided to take things a little further. Aside from just knowing which platform is on top (and where), we decided to see how the numbers relate to other maps with state-by-state information.
Android as the “iPhone for the poor” is an argument iOS fans often tend to use. Android does offer some great, cheaper options for those who want to save some bucks. While this may mean people with less income could be lured to Android’s affordable options, the case is that most high-end devices cost almost the same as the latest iOS devices. The map clearly shows that many of the richest states in the country are dominated by Android, which could prove that Android’s success is not solely based on price.
Gasoline Tax Rates
When it comes to gasoline taxes, things seem to be spread out equally. Of the states with the highest gas taxes, 5 are dominated by iPhone users, while only 3 of are dominated by Android users. It seems iPhone users are still paying more for their gas, though! Look around next time you see gas prices going up!
Your first instinct might be to look for apples on the map. So much for Washington apples; the state is actually Android dominated. It really doesn’t prove anything, but we thought it was a funny random fact.
In general, states on the bottom right corner of the map have more issues with obesity. This may not tell much, but that area is also where the more “neutral” mobile platform states seem to be. Android is dominant in both the leanest and the most obese states, though, which may prove its diverse nature. “Bi-winning!”
These stats are mostly just fun to mess around with, but there might be some factors that do contribute to a state being more prone to a certain type of device. What do you guys think such factors might be? Wealth? Fashion? Religion? Politics? Let us know what you think. And if you find any good connections that we missed, let us know! Also, do you live in an Android or iPhone state?