CyanogenMod stats opt-out option restored

CyanogenMod users can once again opt-out of the stats gathering. The data is collected towards the appropriately named CMStats and as of today -- CM users now have the option to opt-in, or opt-out of the information gathering. It seems the return of the opt-out feature comes due to an slight uproar within the CyanogenMod user base. The ability to opt-out is nice, however we suspect the folks at CyanogenMod have good intentions when it comes to the data they collect.

Do You Live in a Green State?

Forget red and blue states. Mobile advertising firm Jumptap has a lovely infographic that shows us the majority we really care about here, most dominant smartphone OS of course. The chart highlights each state showing whether Android, iOS, or Blackberry is the most dominant (or if there's a tie).

Android’s Marketshare Tossed Back and Forth by Nielsen

It seems like every couple of days now there's a new report saying that Android is either the fastest growing group in the Mobile world or that it's not even close to being up on top - Nielsen today reports that it's sort of both. In a November 2010 - January 2011 report, Nielsen shows that although Android holds the top position in OS marketshare, but loses out on being the strongest because of its reliance on third-party manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and all the rest.

Froyo on 57.6% of Androids in latest Google distribution stats

Google has updated its ongoing Android platform distribution charts, and Android 2.2 Froyo continues to dominate on devices in the wild, on 57.6-percent of handsets. Compiled from which devices have accessed the Android Market in the past 14 days (up until February 2 2011), it also shows that sub-2.1 versions of Android have almost dropped beneath the 10-percent mark. At the other extreme, Android 2.3 Gingerbread has the smallest percentage of all, with just 0.8-percent distribution, since right now it's only officially available on the Nexus S.

Android Tablets Gaining on Apple Quickly

Strategy Analytics is reporting today that Android software has boosted its share in tablets almost 10x in the fourth quarter of 2010. Shipments of Android tablets went from 100,000 in the third quarter of 2010 to 2.1 million units, this to be contrasted with Apple's jump from 1.9 million tablets in quarter three to 7.3 million in quarter four, all of this in 2010. Android held 22 percent of the global market in tablets the fourth quarter of 2010, up from 2.3 percent the quarter before.

By 2012, More than Half of US Handset Shipments will be Smartphones, Android Leads, Continues to Lead

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, the age where phones do nothing outside of calling and receiving calls is receding. The folks at In-Stat have forecast today that the unit shipments for smartphones will reach nearly 850 million by 2015, with more than half of US handsets being smartphones by 2012. That's wacky amazing considering there was no such thing as a phone without a wire in our lifetimes.

Android Market Statistics Released from AndroLib

Google's approach to application distribution hasn't been as successful as Apple's approach thus far, but it had to start somewhere. Many curious Android users are probably wondering just how well the Android Market is preforming as well as growth and download statistics, well wonder no more, AndroLib has just published their latest data which includes some detailed information on the Marketplace.

Android users are largely male, statistics show 73%

Statistics show that 73% of Android users are male, whereas on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and webOS platforms, there is far less skew on either side.  The conclusions come from analytics firm Admob’s January report, which also includes several other studies .

Android popularity increases 200 percent over last 3 months

Android usage has grown by leaps and bounds in the last several months.  According to statistics from a ChangeWave research report, usage and overall consumer outlook towards Google’s mobile operating system has skyrocketed over the last three months.  As of December 2009, the research firm's survey shows that 4% of all users now have smartphones running some version of Google’s Android OS. That's a whopping increase of 200% since the previous survey released in September.