Our friend Daniel Ruby, analyst for ad firm Chitika, has released a new tool for tracking Mobile usage stats. The page is chock-full of goodies (at least, for those of us nerdy enough to dig stats). The most interesting highlights:

  • The original Motorola Droid still commands nearly 30% of the Android market (29.9%)
  • The HTC EVO 4G has taken second place at ~8% (7.96)
  • The iPhone accounts for 57% of iOS usage; the iPod accounts for 22% and the iPad clocks in at 21%
  • For all the fuss over Android fragmentation, iOS fragmentation is worse. More details on the chart below.

The EVO 4G numbers are fairly impressive - at 8%, it’s higher than the HTC Desire and HTC Droid Incredible, both of which stand at roughly 6% (6.16% and 5.88%, respectively). The growth is also impressive considering that the device commanded 2% just a few days after release. Other analyst reports we’ve seen suggest Sprint may have picked up nearly 50,000 postpaid customers from the EVO alone - impressive for the company, especially given its history of bleeding customers.

Even better are the Droid X numbers - already it accounts for 4% of the market. The number is likely to increase, despite the fact that the Droid 2 just launched, as well - after all, most reviews considered the Droid X to be one hot piece of kit, and the Droid X and Droid 2 are both natural upgrades for Droid owners (of which, again, there are many).

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However, undoubtedly the most interesting (and likely to be the most controversial) part of the report is that iOS fragmentation is bad. Considering how much of a stink the world made over Android fragmentation a few months ago, it’s funny that the iOS numbers went unnoticed. Take a look at the most recent figures for each:

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The important caveat here is that the Android numbers are straight from Google, while the iOS numbers are from a third party. Still, even as an estimate, it’s rather eye-opening - even when you account for the fact that Apple restricts iOS upgrades to newer hardware.

[Source: Chitika]