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Akamai: mobile Safari top browser on all networks for Q3

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Akamai: mobile Safari top browser on all networks for Q3
Mobile Safari had 60% share of browser requests on all networks in Q3

Mobile Safari had 60% share of browser requests on all networks in Q3

Akamai is a company that delivers content to the internet through its servers. Because it hosts a number of top-tier web sites, it is in a unique position to collect useful data. According to Akamai, the Android WebKit browser was the mobile browser most used on cellular networks in the third quarter of 2012. However, looking at the data for all networks instead of just cellular, it is mobile Safari coming out on top with a better than 60% share. On all networks, the Android WebKit browser had a 22 to 23% share. Before letting this info seep into your brain any more than it has, the data comes from Akamai's services which are mostly in the states, the data is obviously biased toward surfers in the U.S.

Let's look at the top five mobile browsers with the largest percentage of  requests over cellular in the third quarter. The Android WebKit browser led with 37.6% of the requests followed by the 35.7% share owned by mobile Safari. Opera Mini was next with 20%, followed by the BlackBerry Browser and the mobile version of IE for Microsoft which had shares of 4.2% and 1.5% respectively.

When looking at all networks, not just cellular, the top four was led by mobile Safari with a 60.1% share, followed by the 23.1% usage owned by the Android WebKit browser. Mobile IE had a 9.3% share while Opera Mini came in at just under 5%

source: Akamai via AppleInsider

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 00:40 4

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I prefer Firefox on pc, (and always be),

but when it comes to mobile, android browser is much much better (thanks to Sense auto text arrangements), however, I'm very surprised that internet explorer managed to done well on mobile texting, because word recognition is very accurate on wp keyboard, I love it too...

I dunno the hype of chrome, I can't save the page that I wanna read in chrome tho... Whereas safari? As same as android browser, but lack of recognition, but very accurate on typing, eventhough the iphone screen is very small lol

opera? Good... On Symbian at least :D

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:38 1

3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Chrome is too slow and chuncky. Lags a ton. Firefox is so smooth, but it loads pages a little slow.
For right now, I'm just using the Stock ICS browser.

I also agree with the typing. Apple really has a great keyboard on their phones. It is surprisingly easy to type on, even with the smal screens.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 01:09 3

2. cripton805 (Posts: 997; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Thumbs up if you WONT be using Safari. Thumbs down if you will.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:21 1

4. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


i thumbed you down just because you always have to go negative to anything apple

the first 2 comments were reasonable then you appeared

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