Net Applications: iOS Web share hit record 65.3%

“Net Applications, which monitors hits on its 40,000 client sites and weighs the results based on population statistics, issued a report Sunday that shows Apple’s iOS dominating the mobile Web with a record 65.27% share, up 4.2% percentage points in June alone,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“Google’s Android — despite smartphone sales that have long since overtaken the iPhone’s — came in far behind at 19.73%, although its growth year over year was faster (38% to 24.5% for iOS),” P.E.D. reports.

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  1. Because after you’ve had a frozen yogurt, some gingerbread, some elisive honeycomb and an ice cream sandwich, you really can’t do anything productive. You just want to take a nap…

  2. The bulk of Android phones are feature phones, not smart phones.

    Most users just make phone calls and text messages on their Android phones.

    How wierd is that?

    1. Step outside the Western world and you’ll see where it comes from. In the Midfle East, for instance, newer trumps better nearly every time. iOS devices do well over here only for a month or do after release, after which they lose market share to whatever has come out since.

      It makes no sense, but that’s how it works.

      So, in the US, Europe, and down under, iOS reigns supreme. In MENA, it’s all about the latest (rather than the greatest).

  3. Doesn’t this seem a little odd to anyone. Is Google’s “Android” activation about smart phones or is it about any phone with any feature set, most of which aren’t smart? Kind of like Nokia was the big phone manufacturer or Samsung has so many smart phones, but most aren’t even Android phones and aren’t really “smart.” Perhaps analysts should compare googles latest OS iteration vs iPhone 5 phones to give a more realistic view of things. Sure seems odd that iOS was passed so long ago, but so dominates web traffic, profit making and App development. Since Google’s DNA is in stealing Personal Information, copyrights and IP, why would anything they publish about numbers be considered truthful. Google lies. New slogan for Google: “Google steals; it’s in our DNA”

  4. This has been obvious to anyone paying attention for years now. Android achieved its superior marketshare through 2-for-1 deals and free phones. These do not attract the power user who makes heavy use of smartphone features. Instead, it attracts the average Joe who needs a new phone, and figures he should get the most advanced phone he can get without paying for it. Then he doesn’t really use it, because he never really wanted it in the first place.

    The evidence is as plain as the nose on your face. Most Android owners don’t use their smartphones as smartphones — they just make calls and send texts. But you can’t tell that to the fandroid crowd, oh, no. That would splinter their little fantasy world where they deserve to get all the apps first.


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