Android’s Mobile Web Dominance Gains as iPhone Slips

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Saturday, September 4, 2010

index1 According to new data released by web analytics firm Quantcast, The Android operating system’s share of total North American mobile web consumption increased 8.3 percent month-over-month in February to grow to 15.2 percent, while Apple’s iPhone OS slipped 3.2 percent to 63.7 percent. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform also rose 13.8 percent over January totals to provide service 9.2 percent of North American mobile web consumption. Rival operating systems covers the remaining 11.8 percent.

Quantcast adds that  Android’s mobile web consumption share jumped 95.3 percent over the past 12 months. The BlackBerry OS grew 7.5 percent during the same period, and the iPhone OS fell 10.2 percent. Nevertheless, Quantcast said that Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are still very dominant in this space with about 56% of the market which is an 11% decrease from last year. Android is expected to make big push in the tablet space, too. We’ve already seen the Samsung Galaxy tablet, and devices from Toshiba and ViewSonic. Now, we are going to see a series of Android tablets before the end of the year.

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