BAD NEWS: iPhone beats Android 2:1 in MocoSpace future buyers Social Graph

That infernal vanity case pedaled by Steve Jobs (the iPhone) is still winning in the next-gen smartphone mind-war, according to a survey of future ‘feature’ phone upgraders carried out on behalf of mobile social network MocoSpace.

Of all the users that are planning on upgrading their mobile phones during 2010 to an Android or iPhone model, a shameful 50% said iPhone – with only 23% currently planning on going for an Android phone.

But it’s not all bad news – if we win over that undecided 27% we can still draw level…

mocospace social graph

In more positive news for Android, MocoSpace found that traffic on its network from Android devices grew by a massive 39.9% during Q1 of 2010, which you could easily get away with rounding up to 40% to make it sound even more impressive still.

Here’s the full press release from Moco, along with some additional bonus facts – while the full PDF can be found online here if you’re a stats addict:

MocoSpace’s Mobile Social Graph Report:

30% of Feature Phone Users Looking to Upgrade to Smartphones; Prefer iPhone 2:1 vs. Android

Boston, MA – April 29, 2010 – MocoSpace, the largest mobile social network in the U.S., is releasing its first Mobile Social Graph, a new quarterly report highlighting how consumer behaviors are shifting from the web to the mobile phone. The report highlights data on how user habits differ on various device types, including PCs, traditional feature phones, and Android and iPhones.

With over 11 million members, MocoSpace is the 4th largest mobile web site in the U.S. according to recent research firm Ground Truth. It has become the site of choice for a young, multicultural generation increasingly using their mobile phones to meet people, stay connected, and have fun through activities including chat, IM, blogging, sharing photos, posting videos, listening to music and playing games.

Key findings of the MocoSpace Mobile Social Graph:

· Android phone traffic increased 39.9% in Q1

· 30% of traditional feature phone users plan to purchase a smartphone in 2010

· iPhone is 2 times more attractive than Android for potential smartphone buyers

· Traditional feature phone usage decreased by 22%

· iPhone/Android sessions are 27.8% longer than feature phone sessions

· Mobile users log-in almost twice as often as PC users

· iPhone/Android users are 72% more likely to buy virtual currency than feature phone users

“Our Mobile Social Graph report demonstrates the rise of Android and iPhone as central social-networking devices,” says Justin Siegel, MocoSpace CEO. “Our data confirms that smartphones encourage longer sessions and also increased purchasing of virtual currency.”

To download the full MocoSpace Mobile Social Graph, visit

About MocoSpace

For a young, multicultural, on-the-go generation, MocoSpace is the mobile community of choice for making friends, having fun and staying connected. One of the largest and most active mobile web sites in the world, MocoSpace is free and available on any web-enabled mobile phone in the world.
Launched in 2005, MocoSpace is backed by General Catalyst and is based in Boston, MA. For more information on the company, visit

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  1. Mark

     /  April 30, 2010

    And marketing by the OpenHandset Alliance i needs to be stepped up.

    I want to see Android brand (and Android robot logo) on EVERY handset and product that uses Android. Most customers don’t even know what Android is…

    i think this product isvery good

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