Many More iOS Device Users Than for Android

The installed base of devices with Apple’s iOS — iPhones, iPads and iPod touchs — is about twice as large as those with Google’s Android in the US, according to comScore.

The iOS base is about 37.9 million, it said, and the Android installed base is 23.8 million, including phones and tablets.

Mark Donovan, comScore senior VP of mobile, said, “Though it’s frequently assumed that the Apple user base is composed of dedicated Apple ‘fanboys,’ there’s not a tremendous amount of overlapping mobile device access among these users. This of course has significant implications for the developer community as they consider the market potential in developing applications for different mobile platforms.”

Only 25.2% of iPad owners also have an iPhone, about 17.5% of iPad owners have a BlackBerry, and 14.2% have an Android phone, according to ComScore, which said phones from Samsung, LG, and Nokia are all significantly overrepresented among iPad owners.

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