These are the findings from a monthly report entitled BoomBox, which made its debut today and provides data based off the trends of the Myxer 30 million strong community of users. Myxer is one of the largest sites for mobile entertainment and personalization. It contains the largest catalog of ringtones, wallpapers, videos, apps and games. With Myxer, there’s no hidden fees, no surprises or premium text charges to incur on your bill. It’s not a subscription, and many are free. There are 30 million mobile users in the community, so it’s a great place to track the trends. Thanks to Bob, who shared this with us, we’re going to share it with you.
This is what the study showed. In 2009 visits to the mobile website by users using the Android OS grew 350%, which is large in comparison to the iPhone users which visits grew 170%. In Q4, Myxer delivered 7 times more downloads to Android devices than iPhone devices.
RIM still dominates the smartphone market according to Myxer’s site, which grew 51% in 2008 to 67% in 2009!
And of course, in December of 2008 there was only one Android device, the HTC Dream/G1. By December of 2009 the Android devices grew to 9 different handsets. The HTC Dream still led with 35% out of the Android devices, with other Android devices gaining significant traction.
RIM’s Curve is still the #1 device for the second year in a row, like we didn’t expect that. The Curve accounts to close to 10% of visits. Here’s another surprise, Windows and Palm devices both lost ground combining to a loss of 24% which gave way for the BlackBerry, Android, and iPhone devices.
If you would like to read the report in it’s full version, please head over to the BoomBox website here.
To check out Myxer for yourself, head on over the the Myxer website here.