Apple’s iPhone 4 has only been on sale on Verizon for around 6 months, but it’s already stealing Android’s lunch money, according to new stats from Chitika Insights this week.

The drop in Android sales since the iPhone 4 landed on Verizon’s doorstep sees Google’s mobile OS share dropping from 51.4% to 41.1% …

Many wondered just how many Android owners on Verizon were waiting for an iPhone to come to their carrier of choice, and were merely using an Android handset because it was preferable to anything on AT&T. According to these new numbers, it looks like many Verizon users were waiting for an iPhone option.

Speaking of AT&T – since the company lost its iPhone exclusivity, the carrier has been on something of an Android drive, clearly attempting to get in on a market it so sorely missed out on, thanks to its close affiliation with Apple. Despite its shift in focus, however, AT&T is still very much an iPhone-centric affair when it comes to its customers, with 76.1% of them preferring Apple’s smartphone.

Verizon’s Android figures are understandably higher, with just 23.9% of the CDMA network belonging to the iPhone..

[AppleInsider]

  • Dane

    I think you read that market share stat wrong. In pretty sure it means 76.1% of US iPhone owners are on AT&T. Not that 76.1% of AT&T customers have an iPhone.

    • romy

      @Dane: i think you are right. Can the author review or at least confirm what he wrote.

  • Harro

    “…Google’s mobile OS share dropping to 41.1% from 51.4%…”

    quite a substantial fall of -10%! looks like someone might need a new editor

  • Soto

    So notionally speaking, there’s a little “fuck android” in all of us. Have a good day people.