T-Mobile Proudly Touts Android Stats At Open Mobile Summit


Amidst the news that T-Mobile will be introducing their Android-loving customers to a specific T-Mobile channel on the Market, as well as carrier billing for an easier and worry-free checkout process for Market items, CTO Cole Brodman filled us in on some interesting Android-centric stats at this year’s Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco (which is going on right now).

Despite the fact that T-Mobile currently houses 3 Android phones (with a rumored fourth to be unveiled soon, see: Samsung Behold 2), the stats primarily focuses on MyTouch3G owners, which has seemingly become their new flagship Android phone. It’s interesting to note because the G1 still holds a nice chunk of their installed Android base, but we won’t cry over spilled milk. The stats were originally reported by Tmonews, and can be found below:

  • About 50% of MyTouch users visit the Android Market at least once per day.
  • Nearly 50% of MyTouch users say they have “completely customized” their myTouch.
  • More than 40% of MyTouch users access social networking sites multiple times per day.
  • 80% of MyTouch users browse the web at least once per day, and 2/3 say several times per day.


Not the most exciting choice of statistics to breakdown and analyze, but we’ll take it where we can get it. Perhaps the biggest standout for me comes from the web browsing statistic. I know I’m only speaking from my own personal experiences, but I’d be hard pressed not to access my browser at least 5 times a day, whether it be because I’m too lazy to use one of the computers in the house or because I simply have no choice (and this is with my phone housing several applications that replace the need to use the browser for mobile information).

From the looks of it, Brodeman and the machine behind him seem to be very excited about Android and its future with the carrier, and seems to enjoy its place in currently being the leader of the market in terms of housing a plethora of diverse Android devices going into the holiday season. We’ll be sure to let you know if any more goods trickle down from the final day of the Open Mobile Summit.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. So are you going to get the Droid?

  2. I use the Magic on Rogers 3G network, and I use the browser whenever I can’t possibly avoid it. Probably works out to be 1-2 times per week. The problem: You never know how fast or slow its going to be. Especially if its something that I can just look at on a computer later. I also find that I only visit my regular sites, which are already bookmarked. Nothing more painful than searching for a new site, and then waiting and wondering if its ever going to load.

  3. i use my browser all the time, even if its a news app that should count too, and my pc is literally 3 from my bed, not cus im lazy but because i kinda……….love my phone and i use it to control my computer from through out the house

  4. TMO’s lack of sincere participation in the Android game is a real slap to the face of consumers. They are going for quantity over quality, slapping the Android OS on whichever willing clunker they can find. The MyTouch/Cliq/Behold are like a bunch of calculator watches compared to the Hero and Droid. I cant wait for my contract to end TMO doesnt seem to care about phone capability and hardware. So long as they get Whoopi Goldberg and Phil Jackson they’ll be happy hocking sweaty socks to whomever will buy them. They better bribe Sony into releasing the Xperia on time, unless TMO has something incredible up their sleeve thats their only hope. it wont take that long for people to realize they want an Android phone, and it will take even less time for them to realize which carrier has the cheap crappy ones.

  5. I’m a G1 early adopter. I could care less about a T-Mobile channel, and paying for apps via Google checkout is just fine, thank you. How about releasing an advanced Android phone with a keyboard, T-Mobile? If you can’t get a GSM droid, did you hear that HTC builds phones?

    I’m not interested in Fisher-Price Android thingys. Get some advanced Android phones with keyboard, or your G1 customers (including moi) are going to start fleeing.

  6. If it weren’t for Cyanogen Mods, I would be seriously pissed about my G1. But I gotta tell you, since I gained root access, and upgraded to the CM (with updates every couple of days) I love my G1. Let me say it again. I LOVE MY G1. even with it’s small-ish screen. I love the keyboard. I love my 5 screens, and my customized look. I love my 100+ apps with room for another 100 apps, and my 108M of RAM memory. It’s quick, and 3G just landed in Tulsa.

    I’m content. I look forward to the Nexus One for my T-Mobile upgrade, but I love what I have now.

  7. BTW, I just upgraded to a new CM mod, packed with Eclair features.

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