According to a recent report of Q1 2010, iPhone OS and Android continue to gain against other smartphone manufacturers, though the former has three times the market share of the latter. Both gained 2% of the market since Q4 2009, which were lost by Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
The survey looked at almost 12,000 users, and found that there were some demographic discrepancies between iPhone and Android users:
Although Android and iPhone users both skew male (Android users show a 54/46 gender split compared to iPhone’s 55/45), there are some striking differences. Android users tend to be slightly younger than their iPhone peers- 55% of Android users are under the age of 34 — while just 47% of iPhone users fall within the same demographic. As is usually the case, age is also a prime determinant of income and education, with Android users slightly less wealthy and less educated.
Overall, smartphones now make up a larger chunk of the market than ever before — 23%, compared to 16% from Q2 2009.