According to Net Applications, Apple’s share of the mobile traffic last month was more than 65 percent. In a StatCounter study, the iOS and Android platforms each held a little more than 24 percent.
Apples iOS is a dominant presence on the
mobile Web, though how dominant depends on who is doing the calculating.
In separate reports, Net Applications and
StatCounter found that iOS or Googles Android mobile operating system continue
to capture an increasingly large share of the mobile traffic at the expense of
such platforms as Research In Motions BlackBerry and Nokias Symbian OS.
According to Net Applications, iOS market share is particularly largeand growing. In June, Apples operating
systemused in iPhones, iPads and iPodshad a share
of 65.27 percent
, a number that has grown steadily from 53.04 percent in
August 2011. Meanwhile, Androids share of the market stood at 19.73 percent,
up from 15.98 percent in August 2011.
And this is despite Android smartphone sales
outdistancing those of iPhones.
The combination of iOS and Android far
outdistances other mobile platforms, according to Net Applications. The report
showed that Java MEwhich is found on feature phoneshad a market share of
10.22 percent, half of the 20.57 percent from 10 months ago, while BlackBerrys
share of 1.87 percent was less than the 3.33 percent from August 2011.
Symbian, which Nokia has dropped in favor of
Windows Phone, saw its share plummet, from 6.21 percent 10 months ago to 1.49
percent in June.
were the top devices, according to Net Applications. The iPad had
36.68 percent of the market, followed by the iPhone, at 26.85 percent. Android
2.3 was third with 11.95 percent, and several other versions of
Androidincluding versions 2.2, 4.0 and 3.2helped fill out the top 10.
Java ME was fourth, BlackBerry seventh and
Net Applications monitors 40,000 client sites
and counts hits, then weighs the results based on various statistics, including
counting only the number of unique visitors.
as many as 3 million Websites and doesnt weigh the results in any
way, according to a fact sheet on its Website.
Every month, we record billions of page
views to these sites, the company says on the site. For each page view, we
analyze the browser/operating system/screen resolution used and we establish if
the page view is from a mobile device. For our search engine stats, we analyze
every page view referred by a search engine. For our social media stats, we
analyze every page view referred by a social media site. We summarize all this
data to get our Global Stats information.
The company found that for June, iOS and
Android each held just over 24 percent of the market, with the trend going up.
By comparison, other mobile platformsincluding BlackBerry and Symbianheld
less than 10 percent.
The numbers in the Net Applications and
StatCounter echo what other firms are seeing in mobile traffic. According to a
report in March from cloud
security software firm Zscaler
, mobile traffic in the fourth quarter of
2011 grew 85 percent from the same period in 2010, with iOS and Google devices
accounting for about 87 percent of the traffic. BlackBerrys share dropped to
13 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the company.