Six months after the introduction of the Verizon iPhone, Verizon's customer base appears to be shifting away from Android devices towards the iPhone. The data comes via online advertising network Chitika, which monitors the OS and device breakdown across its ad network to spot trends in device usage. According to the firm, Verizon's share of the Android market in the US has dropped nearly 10 full percentage points between March and August, while AT&T's share of the Android market has gone up, indicating that more users are using iPhones through Verizon now that the option is available.
When Chitika looked at its numbers in March, it noted that Verizon's share of the Android market sat at roughly 51.4 percent, with Sprint grabbing 25.3 percent, T-Mobile grabbing 16.8 percent, and AT&T a mere 3.6 percent. Since then, however, the numbers have changed dramatically. When analyzing the numbers again for this month, the only two networks to see significant changes were Verizon and AT&T—coincidentally, the only two networks in the US to offer the iPhone 4. Verizon's share of the Android market dropped to just 41 percent while AT&T's increased to 8.7 percent in August.