Apple’s iOS has 4.9 times the global Web usage share of Google’s Android

Google’s Android is gaining Web usage share, but still lags far behind Apple’s iOS, according to NetApplications.

Apple’s iOS has 4.9 times the global usage share of Google Android devices.

NetApplications’ mobile share methodology measures share for browser capable mobile devices. This means the mobile device must be able to render HTML pages and javascript. Visits to WAP pages are not included.

The firm uses a unique methodology for collecting this data. They collect data from the browsers of site visitors to their exclusive on-demand network of live stats customers. The data is compiled from approximately 160 million visitors per month. The information published is an aggregate of the data from this network of hosted website statistics. The site unique visitor and referral information is summarized on a monthly, weekly, daily and hourly basis

In addition, NetApplications classifies 430+ referral sources identified as search engines. Aggregate traffic referrals from these engines are summarized reported on. The statistics for search engines include both organic and sponsored referrals. The websites in the company’s population represent almost all countries on earth.

Additional estimates about the website population:
• 76% participate in pay per click programs to drive traffic to their sites.
• 43% are commerce sites
• 18% are corporate sites
• 10% are content sites
• 29% classify themselves as “other” (includes gov, org, search engine marketers etc..)

More info here.

[Attribution: Electronista. Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “David C.” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

56 Comments

  1. Google’s Android is gaining Web usage share, but still lags far behind Apple’s iOS

    Give it time, there are way, way more people able to afford a Android phone than a iPhone.

    It’s just the carriers have limited bandwidth and are milking the rich.

  2. Google’s Android is gaining Web usage share, but still lags far behind Apple’s iOS

    Give it time, there are way, way more people able to afford a Android phone than a iPhone.

    It’s just the carriers have limited bandwidth and are milking the rich.

  3. Android is only on smartphones (and a trickle of oversized smartphones that call themselves “tablet computers”). iOS is on iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads in terms of web usage numbers, all with ongoing massive sales numbers. Perhaps we will be able to add Apple TV to that list at some future date.

  4. Android is only on smartphones (and a trickle of oversized smartphones that call themselves “tablet computers”). iOS is on iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads in terms of web usage numbers, all with ongoing massive sales numbers. Perhaps we will be able to add Apple TV to that list at some future date.

  5. @Jay
    I’m sorry, but you are wrong. There is only one possible correct response, and that is defined by Bizarro.

    Getting back on topic, iOS is doing just fine even with Android running around in iPhone clothing.

  6. @Jay
    I’m sorry, but you are wrong. There is only one possible correct response, and that is defined by Bizarro.

    Getting back on topic, iOS is doing just fine even with Android running around in iPhone clothing.

  7. Bizzarro, iPhone 3GS is $99, iPhone 4 is $199 and $299. Apple is totally competitive in price.

    You forgot one little detail, a overpriced 2 year contract with the carriers that Apple gets kickbacks from.

    That’s where the real hurt comes in.

    And do you know why the iPad came out?

    Because people can’t see the web pages on those darn small screens the iPhones have, so it’s really not a solution after all, just a huge cost.

  8. Bizzarro, iPhone 3GS is $99, iPhone 4 is $199 and $299. Apple is totally competitive in price.

    You forgot one little detail, a overpriced 2 year contract with the carriers that Apple gets kickbacks from.

    That’s where the real hurt comes in.

    And do you know why the iPad came out?

    Because people can’t see the web pages on those darn small screens the iPhones have, so it’s really not a solution after all, just a huge cost.

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