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Apple’s iOS trumps Android in the Mobile Web

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A story by Philip Elmer-Dewitt from Fortune points to Apple’s iOS as the king in mobile web usage, crushing Android by a mile. All of iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc) have a combined usage of more than 50% of all mobile devices.

The chart showed Apple taking more than 50% of mobile web traffic month after month.

Bi Apple • Apple'S Ios Trumps Android In The Mobile Web

This, despite the growth of Android phones and tablets in the last year and the fact that Android is now the leading smartphone OS in the world.

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The difference between iOS and Android is to large I could not hardly believe it. So, I pulled out the traffic data from YugaTech in the last 5 months (since January) and checked the traffic coming from mobile devices and tablets.

Apple Mobile Web • Apple'S Ios Trumps Android In The Mobile Web

Indeed, the iPad, iPhone and the iPod Touch were in the top 3. Their combined traffic is over 48%. Android devices in the top 10 accounted for only around 12%.

Interestingly, the Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc is the most popular Android handset followed by the Galaxy S2.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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operaopera
operaopera
9 years ago

what if I use to browse the net using a third party browser, say opera mobile, would that still count as an anonymous entry (number 2) or it would still show my actual phone (motorola defy)

android browser sucks so I guess most android users also use opera mobile

Dundundundun
Dundundundun
9 years ago

Noob question, does this include the mobile apps like fb mobile version etc or is it just for browsers or is it any time you connect to the net?

nexusboy
nexusboy
9 years ago

unless you have hard figures to back up your claims, this is closest to being accurate.

Swordstech
Swordstech
9 years ago

Those iphone or ipad users have postpaid plans!!!

batotoy
batotoy
Reply to  Swordstech
9 years ago

when you insert a prepaid sim to a device, iphone or android, the network autosend to you the internet settings appropriate to the device you are using..so i guess that means postpaids and prepaids are equally monitored

mdm782010
mdm782010
9 years ago

hahaha! Happy ako napasama ang galaxy y ko sa list.

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

Most people use their phones just check to Facebook, text, email, and obviously call. Those activities wouldn’t really show up in mobile web stats.

batotoy
batotoy
Reply to  Dan
9 years ago

i do most of my stuff on mobile phones (iphone&experia arc), pdf,word,excel.photos,videos and i browse the internet using portal and chrome with desktop user agent..isn’t that a lot of data? or you’re just commenting relative to your own?

nexusboy
nexusboy
9 years ago

wow, Xperia leads the Android pack. i’m impressed. :)

didi
didi
9 years ago

Yuga, you failed to consider that Android browsers have a “user-agent” option. It can show itself as a desktop browser(ie,ff,chrome versions), or even as an ios browser(safari). Some Android phones also have adblockers(via host file).

Android is not limited like in IOS that you always have to press the show desktop version.

dew
dew
9 years ago

still using n8… maganda ang social app :)

Marcelino
Marcelino
9 years ago

Sana i-release na ang next iOS update.

iOS 5.1.1 really made my battery life worse. :|

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Marcelino
9 years ago

I agree!!

bri
bri
9 years ago

Some android devices have an option to chang the user agent of their devices so it could view the web the way a desktop or ipad views it.. That may have affected the number in the charts unless it determines the specific device used and not the browsing format

ice
ice
Reply to  bri
9 years ago

Yes, I agree on this one

Fleeb
Fleeb
9 years ago

“This, despite the growth of Android phones and tablets in the last year and the fact that Android is now the leading smartphone OS in the world.”

Isn’t all it implies is that more people use iOS devices for browsing the web?

Oren Pontillas
9 years ago

I am interested with the #2 (not set) status. I am inclined to assume that this is Androids but of different device types. :o)

Plus, its higher on rank that the iPhone. Hmm

Yahya
Yahya
9 years ago

Nokia N8 ? Lol people still do that ?

asyong
Reply to  Yahya
9 years ago

@yahya:
obvious naman di ba? kasama nga sa list eh. anong utak ba meron ka??? LOLS!

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