All of the smartphone market share reports we've seen for the past few months have shown that Android has a pretty healthy lead over its competition in the battle for space in the pockets of consumers, but a new report paints a slightly different picture when all of the devices running Apple's iOS are considered. According to a survey completed by the folks at comScore, there are 37.9 million iOS users, a number which includes the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Meanwhile, Android can be found powering a total of 23.8 million devices, including phones and "connected media devices" like the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The research firm also took some time to investigate what kinds of people are buying the iPad, and it came up with some pretty interesting statistics. Of all iPad owners, 17.5 percent own a BlackBerry smartphone, while 14.2 percent tote around an Android handset.
The fact that all of the iOS devices combined outreaches Android by 59 percent isn't terribly surprising when you lump in the iPod touch, which has been big with folks that want an iPhone-like device but don't actually want an iPhone. There haven't really been any similar Android offerings here in the U.S., although Samsung should be launching the Galaxy S WiFi stateside sometime in the near future. Also, it's worth noting that comScore's report only goes through February 2011, before the XOOM and Android 3.0 really hit the market. Now that Android's tablet OS is here and we're beginning to see a number of devices running 3.0 hit the market, I'll be interested to see what these numbers look like six or eight months from now. If you're feeling brave enough to make a prediction, feel free to do so below!