While Google is struggling to get 2 percent of Android users up to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean," a report by Chitika Insights claims that 60 percent of iPhones are running Apple's latest mobile software.
While apparently iPhones rule the mobile ad marketplace, Android phones are making rapid headway and could soon overtake BlackBerry devices. Mobile adverting marketplace AdMob on Thursday released a report indicating that 40 percent of the devices accessing its mobile ad network are iPhones.
Use of Android is constantly evolving and the latest distribution data shows Gingerbread on devices is down while use of Jelly Bean is up 3.2 percent. This news comes just one month after our last reported findings. To Android enthusiasts’ dismay however, Gingerbread is still on the majority of devices at 44.2 percent.
Apple’s web traffic share among mobile devices is huge, according to new numbers from Chitika. The online ad network is seeing 43 percent of smartphone web usage coming through iPhones up to the 4S, plus another 3 percent from the iPhone 5 alone.
It’s a brand new month, which means it’s time for a fresh look at the distribution of current and past Android versions. As we had anticipated, Jelly Bean has grown ever so slightly, reaching just 2.7 percent of Android users, up from 1.8 percent in October.
Quantcast reported a 4.6 percent jump in Android-driven mobile web traffic in North America over the last three months, while Apple's iPhone dropped 4.7 percent. Meanwhile, Chitika, using similar measurements, found that the Motorola Droid still dominates Android handsets with 33.75 percent traffic share, while Verizon owns 48 percent share of Android traffic by carrier....
Nielsen released its U.S. smartphone subscriber numbers for June, showing Android inching up to 39 percent share ahead of Apple's iPhone with 28 percent. Meanwhile, some Android smartphone devices are being returned at a rate of 30 to 40 percent, claims an industry report....
[Updated: 11:50 a.m.] -- Google is scrambling to fix a flaw in the way applications authenticate with Android's Google services, enabling Wi-Fi & man-in-the-middle& attacks on 99.7 percent of Android devices. This latest Android security mishap follows a recent Juniper Networks report claiming that malware has surged 400 percent since last summer....
While reports suggested that 60 percent of iPhone owners had upgraded to iOS 6 within days of its release, Google is still struggling to get 4.1 'Jelly Bean' over the 2 percent mark after almost three months. Google needs to work harder.