Mary Meeker: Android will continue to dominate

The Kleiner Perkins VC, known for her legendary presentations each year about the state of the tech biz, gives a surprise midyear report on mobile.

Mary Meeker at the D10 Conference.
Mary Meeker at the D10 conference. Rafe Needleman/CNET

Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist Mary Meeker, once known by many as the "Queen of the Net," gave a surprise midyear Internet Trends report update to a small crowd in San Francisco tonight, according to TechCrunch.

Meeker, who gives legendary presentations each year about the state of the technology business, touched on mobile growth, Android adoption, and tablet usage.

The key tidbit to come out was that Android smartphone adoption is growing six times faster than the iPhone, according to TechCrunch. That's not a huge surprise, considering that Android continues to have a strong grip on the U.S. mobile market, though Apple keeps gaining ground . Meeker also noted that mobile growth is strong and that iPad adoption is quickly overtaking iPhone uptake. As TechCrunch noted, "iPad adoption is now ramping up five times faster than iPhone adoption, up from 3X in her May report."

Plus, by the end of the second quarter of next year, the combined number of smartphone and tablet users will surpass PCs.

The event was apparently held to tout bank alternative Lending Club's announcement that it has exceeded $1 billion in personal loans. Meeker is on the Lending Club's board of directors.

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