iOS dominates mobile platforms for web browsing in 2011

iOS dominates mobile platforms for web browsing in 2011
iOS remained the top platform for users to access the web in 2011. Apple closed the year with 52.1% share of the devices accessing the Internet, while Android trailed way behind with only 16.1% according to December data from Net Applications. Actually, Android wasn’t even the second - Google’s mobile OS ranked third after Java ME which had 21.3%.

Apple’s share has been going back and forth since the start of the year when it held 46.6%, to reach a peak in October with 61.5% and decline in the last two months of 2011.

Nokia’s Symbian came fourth with 5.8%. The platform has been continuously losing share, starting from 8.9% in the beginning of the year and dropping to as low as 3.5%, rebounding slightly in the final months of the year.

And when looking into particular devices and their popularity, the iPhone was unsurprisingly the leader, followed by Apple’s iPad. 

source: NetMarketshare via AppleInsider


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