But iOS still the clear leader
One quarter of all mobile Web downloads and online browsing are coming from Android users, according to analytic firm Quantcast.
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More people own an Android phone than any other mobile platform, and those numbers only continue to grow. As such it comes as no surprise that it is gaining in the market share for mobile data consumption as well.
However, it can't even yet compare to the super-connected crowd that are iPhone owners. Apple's iOS operating system still accounts for more than half of all mobile data, taking a 56% market share. That's down, though, from nearly 70% last year.
Android has continued to make waves by having not just one successful phone, but rather a whole bunch of them. While the Droid has become the undisputed winner, Samsung's Galaxy S series has proven to be very successful as have Motorola's social networking-centric Motoblur devices. HTC has also become a hot name in mobile thanks exclusively to Android.
So, iOS and Android together make up a whopping 81% of all mobile Web usage. That leaves Windows Mobile, Symbian, WebOS, and Blackberry left scrambling for scraps. Blackberry's OS was in third place with a 9% share while everyone else combined was only 10% total.
This confirms more than ever that the world of smartphones is now purely and simply a race with only two competitors.
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Via Apple Insider