Nielsen's has some interesting stats just released regarding mobile OS trends, specifically the average number of applications users have installed on their phones.
Broken down by OS, we see Windows Mobile near dead last, just edging out BlackBerry but far behind the iPhone and Android. Not too shocking but it does exemplify the dire straights Microsoft is in when it comes to the mobile world--we just edge out feature phones!
Average number of apps: Smartphone: 22, Feature phone: 10
- BlackBerry: 10
- Android: 22
- Palm: 14
- Windows Mobile: 13
Also worth noting is that 21% of the cell phone market is now smartphones, up from that 14% cited so often from 2008. Microsoft, time to update your slide again.
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