Android mobile market share soars, as Apple’s lead reduces

Android mobile market share soars, as Apple's dominance slips

A new report from research bods Quantcast shows that Apple’s lead in mobile Web usage is declining in the US, while Android is surging forward at an impressive rate of knots.

Android mobile market share soars, as Apple's lead reduces

The report, published today, shows Apple’s iOS still rooted in the top slot with 56 per cent  of mobile web consumption, but also charts its gradual, continuous  decline from  nearly 70 per cent a year ago.

Contrast those figures with Android, which could only muster around eight per cent last year, but is now rising fast with a growing 25 per cent share

Android mobile market share soars, as Apple's lead reduces

Blackberry stalls

Research In Motion (Blackberry) devices remained relatively steady in a slowly sliding down kind of way with  9 per cent,  with other mobile OSs (Windows Mobile, Symbian, WebOS, etc) bagging a ten per cent share between them.

With manufacturers banging out a rich array of desirable Android powered handsets compared to Apple’s limited iPhone and iPod Touch range, it’s no surprise to see  the Google’s open source OS doing so well.

[Quantcast]

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