The debate between Apple’s iOS and Android can get heated pretty quickly. I (in some cases) would rank someone’s mobile OS preference right up there with their political views. It can get that serious.

But whether you prefer Google’s open platform, or Apple’s more fenced-off approach, you have to agree with one thing: Both OSes are killing it. The proof is in the numbers, as 9to5Mac points out in Millennial Media’s Mobile Mix report

In August, the mobile advertising firm tracked which mobile operating systems folks were using. And out of Millennial Media’s 15,000 users, 54% were using Android, 28% were using iOS, and only 13% were using RIM’s BlackBerry OS.

Perhaps the most surprising number was that only 1% of users were sporting Windows Phone OS, which a lot of folks believed to be gaining traction in the market. Obviously this research doesn’t cover every mobile user, but it is indicative.

When it comes to hardware, Apple topped the other manufacturers. Of those tracked in last month’s Mobile Mix report, 23.19% were using Apple devices, followed by HTC at 16.33% and Samsung at 14.55%. Palm came in last at 0.22%.

With the Cupertino company rumored to be announcing multiple new devices this Fall, on multiple new carriers, it’ll be interesting to see what these results look like in 6 months. How much will Android’s share decrease? How much will Apple’s share increase?

What do you think?

  • callum

    LOL RIM iOS on the pie chart

    • stephen

      thats exactly what i was thinking haha

  • anthonyappleguy

    Wow I like how they have the nerve to include tablets and smartphones in the Android slice while the iOS slice is the figure for iPhone only. With the iPad and iPod touch the Android and iOS slices would be nearly neck and neck.

    • Josh

      Funny how at every blog you comment on, whether it’s an Android or Apple blog, you have to insult iOS users, even if they’re right or not. You really should grow up and stop talking shit. Go use your Android phone, which no one cares about, and shut the f*ck up. Scram, Android fanboy!

      I’m watching you, Jon Garret.

    • Jasper

      I Think you are the hater over here, don’t visit a iOS blog if you are a hardcore android user..

    • Josh

      @Jon Garret

      Yes, I partly agree with you on that, and you might aswell notice that I am one of the few that actually complains about this kind of crap being posted in this blog. (By the way, it didn’t use to be this way.)
      So what do you win by insulting iOS users who are just here finding news or just plain scratching their balls while reading the blog? Because if you insult and call “iOS users” arrogant and ignorants, then you’re saying to all of us/them, including the ones who don’t believe in this lame OS war.
      I don’t consider myself an Apple fanboy. Yes, I love Apple and love Steve Jobs even more, but if a Galaxy S landed in my hands I sure wouldn’t complain. So, please, if you’re going to insult someone (which I’m not saying you should), do it to the ones who release this kind of most likely fake information, not the users who didn’t do anything to you.

      PS: And I’m not complementing your way of insulting. In fact, you do it in a rather immature way.

  • Josh

    Pie charts again? All we get in a week of “news” are stupid “9/10 of people prefer Apple” posts and loads of lame statistics about iOS ruling the market, which no one or at least I don’t seem to care. “Good findings”, iDB.

  • I agree who gives a crap & wtf you mean “are still”? No sh*t they are still dominating the market. You acting like there’s any competition.

  • ic0dex

    And the only reason Android has 58% is because every crapy phone has that OS. If you really look at it the iPhone dominates the market because they only have the iPhone 4 and the 3GS, that’s only 2 phones. Android has over 30+ phones out in the market.

    • Jasper

      There is also the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 🙂

  • Daniel

    How does this chart compare to 3 – 6 months ago?