Here's a spot of good news for fans of the little green robot. Admob just released their mobile metrics report for July (http://androidandme.com/2009/08/news/android-closing-in-on-blackberry-taking-share-from-iphone/'>via Android And Me) and things are looking pretty great for Android. Admob's surveys give us an idea of how large a percentage of website requests an individual OS is responsible for. The iPhone is the biggest name here, with 45% of the worldwide requests.
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That number, however, is down 2% from last month, while Android has grown 2% in the same amount of time. The open source OS still only holds 7% of the market but, considering the fact that until very recently it only ran on a single handset, that's an impressive number. Right now, Android is in a dead heat with the RIM OS.
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Worldwide, Android has shown a 40% growth month over month, and their numbers in the US market are even more impressive. There Android enjoys a 12% share, a 3% gain over last month. The iPhone, by comparison, controls 60% of the market, but dropped 4% last month due to increased competition from Android. RIM is down a point themselves this month, and it looks like August will see Android beat out RIM in both worldwide, and US request share.