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iOS Finishes 2011 with a 52% share of Mobile Web Browsing

The year 2011 ended with a strong growth for Apple’s iOS when it comes to mobile web browsing stakes. A report suggests that Apple’s devices, including iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches account for 52.1% of the share of mobile devices accessing the web.

Where Apple topped the list with more than half of all its devices, Java Me stood second in the list with 21.3% of the share. Google’s Android also managed to place itself in the top three with 16.2% of the share of mobile web browsing.

Net Applications revealed the numbers, according to which, Apple’s iOS showed a little drop in share compared to its November and October readings of 54% and 61.5% respectively. Moreover, we cannot regard its December’s result as the lowest of the year 2011.


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If we split the results of Apple’s iOS between iPhone and iPad, the Apple’s tablet device appeared to be the second most popular mobile device for browsing the web with 24.5% share. iPhone remained on the top with 25.2% share. Overall, it won’t be wrong to say that Apple has shown an all round performance with its available options.

It’s not surprising to see Apple as a dominant participant in the mobile market. Its latest iPhone smartphone’s demand is on the higher side. Moreover, there is no tablet maker that has yet managed to release a true competitor of Apple’s popular iPad tablet device.

The only tablet device maker that is thought to be a closest rival for Apple’s iPad is Amazon. Its inexpensive Kindle Fire has managed to make some impression. However, its success is largely dependant on how well the e-tailor manages to execute it. There are some early rumors suggesting that the Kindle Fire fell short of expectations, but we strongly rule out these speculations as Kindle Fire can still be a potential competitor of iPad.

Perhaps, it is too early to say whether we will have the same figures at the end of this year.

 

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