The U.S. Divided by Mobile OS of Choice [Infographic]

By , Aug 5, 2011

I’ve always said that the Android vs. iOS debate could spark another civil war here in the states. It seems like arguments for and against the industry’s 2 hottest platforms can get heated in a hurry.

With that in mind, here’s an interesting infographic displaying the results of mobile ad firm Jumptap‘s ad-tracking data. It shows the U.S. with states color-coded according to which mobile OS dominates the region. Hit the jump to find out what OS your state prefers.

If a civil war did break out, these would be the teams. It’s not surprising to see that Android dominates the states with larger populations like California, Texas, and Florida. Bigger populations means a bigger lower class, and low-end Android phones start off pretty cheap.

As 9to5Mac points out, this chart is sourced from a limited selection of people (83 million) on Jumptap’s ad network rather then actual sales numbers. So count that as your disclaimer. It’ll be interesting to look at this in a couple of years. Will BlackBerry even be on the map?

What do you think? What’s your state’s mobile OS of choice?

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  • http://www.indiashit.com india

    Your header is gone bro

  • Danjames

    “Bigger populations means a bigger lower class, and low-end Android phones start off pretty cheap.”
    This could have been phrased better. Cody what class are you, jackass?

    • iPwn

      Is it not the truth? More lower class people live in heavily populated areas such as California etc.. Android provides them a cheap option when it comes to accessing a smartphone. Nothing to rephrase.

  • iPwn

    I am even MORE embarrassed to be an Oregonian. Lame.

  • Danjames

    “Bigger populations means a bigger lower class, and low-end Android phones start off pretty cheap.”
    This could have been phrased better. Cody what class are you, jack-ass?

  • Pie

    Lower class I use an iPhone and even I find that bullshit

  • Pie

    Lower class I use an iPhone and even I find that bullsh..I..t

  • Brandon

    Yeah I’m lower class and I have an iPhone. But for the most part, it’s true that lower class people tend to get android phones.

  • sofakingstoked

    It’s the model of phone that really determines which “income level” the phone ends up belonging to, not so much the OS. Nowadays, you can get a used iPhone 3Gs for $150, and on the other side spend up to $650 for a high-end HTC or Samsung device using Android. You can also spend $550 on a used 32 GB iPhone 4, or get a $50 entry level Android device. A new iPhone 4 is only $199 with a new contract??? The HTC Sensation, HTC EVO 3D, and Samsung Galaxy S phones are all similar in price if not more ($199 – $249). So again, how is an iPhone more of an “upper class” phone? And FYI, I am an iPhone 4 owner, so don’t think I am sticking up for Android for 1 minute, I am just stating the facts.

    • http://www.awitin.com PinoyMusic

      Very true. I am still waiting for Galaxy S2, then bye bye iOS for me :) Gotta love flash you know.

  • Kevin

    Well here in South Florida you can get a Huawei M835 running Android 2.2 Froyo for only $79 WITHOUT contract, and their unlimited everything plan only runs at $60/mo. Compare that to a $49 iPhone 3G S with a 2 year contract paying at least $80/mo. with limited features. So yeah, Android reaches the majority of the lower class, I see it everyday.