“Apple’s iOS, the mobile operating system that powers the iPad and iPhone, has more than doubled its share of the worldwide operating system market over the past 10 months,” Jon Brodkin reports for Network World.
“When you count desktops, laptops, mobile phones and tablets as one category, iOS is the third most widely used operating system after Windows and Mac OS X, with share that jumped from less than nine-tenths of a percentage point in June 2010 to 2.24% in April 2011, according to Net Applications,” Brodkin reports. “The data, collected by determining the operating system of devices connected to the Web, shows Windows declining from 91.46% to 88.91% share since June. Mac OS X [at 5.04%, as measured by Net Applications] gained a quarter of a percentage point in that time span but it’s iOS that is Apple’s real growth engine, moving from 1.87% to 2.24% in the past month alone. More than half of that comes from the iPhone, with the iPad and iPod Touch contributing the rest.”
Brodkin reports, “Android holds only 0.66% of the OS market, putting Google’s mobile OS in sixth place behind Linux desktops and Java ME for mobile devices. Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows mobile are in seventh, eighth and ninth place, respectively, behind Android… Apple’s [iOS] 2.24% market share consists of 1.23% for the iPhone, 0.82% for the iPad and 0.19% for the iPod Touch, according to Net Applications.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]