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.