According to the latest from ad network Chitika, Android market share is far more lopsided than you probably imagine. That Verizon is the largest is perhaps not surprising, given the data we've seen time and time again. What is surprising is just how much of a lead they have: the company accounts for a whopping 51.4% of the market. Sprint comes in at second with 25.3%, while T-Mobile pulls up third with 16.8%. Meanwhile, AT&T checks in with a measly 3.6% - embarrassingly low, to say the least.


Given how much of a push T-Mobile has made with Android, it's perhaps surprising to see that they only have 16.8%; then again, they are the smallest of the four, and it's understandable that their market share would suffer commensurately. AT&T does have a rather valid excuse in that the iPhone has long been their flagship smartphone, but even so, they do offer popular devices such as the Samsung Captivate.

[Source: Chitika]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • Nathan

    not what i was expecting to see.

    i figured verizon around 40%, sprint and t-mobile tied around 20-25 and AT&T with 10%

    bit of a shock there for AT&T. Verizon, well just wow. And t-mobile, well, i love my tmo. but they are the smallest and that sure reflects here.

  • http://facebook.com/ketchupmakesmeCRINGE Chris

    Hasn't verizon had android phones in their lineup longer than anyone else? If so this is right around where the number should be.

    • Aeires

      T-Mobile was the first US carrier to offer Android phones. Verizon was probably the first to market them properly/heavily with the Droid commercials.

  • Randy Magruder

    No, The T-Mobile G1 and myTouch, and maybe even the original Motorola CLIQ, were all out before Verizon made it's Droid splash, followed shortly by the Google Nexus One, again, on T-Mobile.

  • Scott Oldfield

    As a happy tmo customer, this is what worries me about the AT&T buyout. How will their focus and dedication be to Android owners? Will we play second fiddle to the iPhone hoards? (Of course, this is just one of my concerns with AT&T.)

  • jay

    As a t mobile customer i will not be giving my hard earned money to at&t will make the switch to sprint and their cheaper unlimited plans!

  • Stunt Dr1ver

    This just bolsters my point that AT&T is wanting to buy T-Mobile: They realize they're up a creek now that iPhone isn't exclusive for them. The iPhone put AT&T in 2nd place overall, and now that it's available elsewhere AT&T is sunk without doing something like buying T-Mobile, etc....

  • http://www.androidbattery.net Android Battery

    If AT&T merger with T-Mobile goes through, does that mean that you can't sideload any android app for newer phones? AT&T will just ruin everything...

  • RF

    Alex Hussein sucks

  • John J

    Since AT&T just bought T-mobile, shouldn't the graph just read that AT&T has a 20% share?

  • Aeires

    Good point about the size of T-Mobile affecting the chart. If they were bigger, even slightly, I'd be willing to be they'd be closer to Verizon. T-Mobile has been and is getting some high end phones, too bad the AT&T news is overshadowing all that they've accomplished with the OS.

    Can't help to think the EVO had the biggest part of Sprint's numbers. Now they are getting the Nexus S and the beast known as EVO 3D, those numbers should be improving a lot. Add to that, I'm sure a lot of disgruntled T-Mobile people will migrate to Sprint in the upcoming months. I did, picking up my Epic on Monday, couldn't pass on the sexy keyboard and impressive SAMOLED display.