AdMob: Apple’s iPhone dominates U.S. smartphone traffic in April 2009

“Here’s a pie chart that should warm Steve Jobs’ heart,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes for Fortune.

“That big blue slice covering 59% of the pie represents Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone traffic in April as measured by AdMob, the world’s largest purveyor of ads on mobile apps and websites,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

“By the same measure, Apple also had the lion’s share — 43% — of the mobile Web traffic worldwide,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

“Apple’s handheld devices — whose Internet shadow is more than five times their share — ended up dominating most of the report’s charts,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

Among the highlights:

• Of the 7.5 billion AdMob ads displayed on mobile devices in 160 countries around the world, 2 billion were displayed on iPhones or iPod touches
The iPhone OS has only 8% of global smartphone market share, but generates 43% of mobile Web requests and 65% of HTML usage

• Those growth figures for Apple contrast with its competitors, most of whom lost share in the same period, including Motorola, Research in Motion , LG, Kyocera and Palm. The exceptions were Samsung, Nokia and HTC, which grew marginally.

Full article, with more info and charts, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Winston” for the heads up.]

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