iOS User Gains are Outpacing Android in the U.S. [Chart]
Asymco analyst Horace Dediu has posted some charts showing that iOS user gains have outpaced Android for the last four periods in the U.S. The data is from comScore whose last report indicated that Android dropped 2.0% in marketshare last quarter.
Dediu suggests the reason iOS is growing more rapidly may be due to three factors:
● Broader distribution with three out of four major operators carrying the phone
● Availability of three product variants with $0 starting prices.
● Increasing awareness and use of apps and content ecosystems due to network effects.
Take a look at the charts below...