Singapore may have the highest iOS penetration in the world (with almost 10% of internet browsing done via iOS on this little red dot), but according to a Gartner report, Android will have a global smart phone market share of 49.2%.
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The Straits Times has also recently reported the rise in Android phone adoption, with the article "More on Android app bandwagon" by reporter Chua Hian Hou on April 9.
We are also seeing an increase of Android users of location-based services such as ShowNearby here. The statistics we have been collecting over the past few months support this.
With ShowNearby increasingly popular among BlackBerry and Android users, the operating systems' respective adoption rates of the location-based service app are seeing steady growth.
With ShowNearby preloaded on a larger number of Android devices which are in turn gaining popularity in the smartphone market, plus more BlackBerry users turning to ShowNearby as a reliable platform for their information-seeking needs, it accounts for the growing percentage of users on these devices.
This has come at the expense of iOS devices, which has seen a dip of 13% in 2 months. This is despite more than 146,000 downloads and updates on iOS in the same period - a good indicator of why iPhones remain the most popular smartphones in Singapore and the choice platform for accessing location-based services.
Berry happy to be Black
On a separate note, many Singaporean BlackBerry users are more aware of the availability of ShowNearby-on-BlackBerry and the app has seen tremendous growth in downloads in the last couple of months.