Gmail Continues to Shift the Market Share Landscape

Mobile Gmail apps for both Android and iOS download images automatically and serve them via Google’s caching service. As users update to the new mobile Gmail apps, we’re seeing image caching affect mobile open rates, specifically opens made with the Gmail app on Android. As Gmail open rates rise, there has been a corresponding drop in Android opens. Since January, Android opens have dropped 34%—now representing 8% of opens.

New Stats: Gmail Opens Grow, Hotmail & Yahoo! Decline

January’s market share stats saw the top 4 spots unchanged with iOS and Outlook maintaining their leads. However, we did see Android rise another notch, landing in the #5 spot. Android’s jump was curious, given that it’s market share has held steady right around 7% for the last several months. Looking closer, the change in […]