Millenial Media releases 2011 year in review report, Android takes home the gold

2011 was certainly a big year for Android, so it’s not really a surprise to us that Millenial Media’s Mobile Mix year in review report shows Android on the top in nearly every aspect of the mobile world. The most notable facts include:

  • In 2010, iOS held the market share with 41%, and Android trailed with just 30%. However, Android saw rapid growth in the past year, clinching the majority of the market with a 47% share, and iOS fell to a 33% share.
  • Of the top 20 phones (according to Mobile Mix) in 2011, thirteen of them are Android devices.
  • Companies also benefited from Android’s growth. In 2011, HTC landed the number 3 spot on the top manufacturers, thanks to some key Android devices like the HTC Flyer and Sensation. Samsung was able to grab the number 2 spot, just behind Apple at number 1.
  • It’s also quite interesting how quickly tablet sales have increased in the past two years. In 2010, 17.4 million units were shipped, most of them probably iPads. In 2011, this number grew almost four-fold, with 64.7 units being shipped. Mobile Mix estimates that by 2015, we’ll see as many as 287 million units sold per year. No doubt Honeycomb has played a role in this statistic.

We definitely saw great things from Android last year, and here’s to an even bigger 2012! What do you think was Android’s biggest accomplishment in 2011? Was it the Motorola Xoom, the first Honeycomb tablet? Or perhaps it was the release of Ice Cream Sandwich? Drop a comment below!