Android Continues Gains on iPhone
AdMob released their March 2010 Mobile Metrics Report today. The Android Catching iPhone trend continues unabated. In the Android-iPhone two horse race, Android now represents 35% of AdMob ad requests. And, for the first time ever, Android ad requests exceeded iPhone’s in the US (54% Android, 46% iPhone). So far, I haven’t seen any changes driven by the pending Google acquisition of AdMob that would lead me to search for a better leading-edge proxy of actual usage than AdMob ad requests. The next generation iPhone’s video conferencing capabilities may render this analysis moot, but we’ve got at least two or three more months where updating this graph will be relevant.