According to their finding:
A sample of 2.5 million Android impressions across the Chitika ad network in January showed Verizon accounting for 55% of the operating system’s impressions, Sprint sending 25%, T-Mobile 18% and AT&T sending a mere 2%. The reason for AT&T’s dismal Android showing is unclear, but if AT&T customers are simply choosing the iPhone because they prefer it, Android’s market share on Verizon may be in big trouble.
Now since Android relies heavily on Verizon for it’s presence in the US, as it is visible from the above pie-chart, the iPhone release on Verizon means tension for Android phone makers, as they are under a direct threat of getting their share reduced.
Quite interestingly, the above chart also shows the company at most risk: AT&T. Having already lost quite a share of it’s iPhone customers (This will happen soon, so take it as a prophecy), and the Android platform is also not doing good on AT&T.
Let us hope AT&T learns a lesson from this and takes the right steps to avoid losses in future…!!