Apple’s iOS grabs record market share
Despite the surge in demand for Android, Apple’s iOS still holds the lead among mobile platforms, at least according to the latest data from Net Applications.
In a survey of the mobile landscape for September, iOS hit a new record with a 54.6 percent share of the market. That’s up from 53 percent the prior month and 42 percent a year ago.
Trailing behind Java ME, which is typically used in feature phones, was Android with a 16.26 percent share. Though in third place, Google’s mobile OS has seen a rise from a year ago when it was in fourth place with only 8.3 percent of the market as tracked by Net Applications.
Continuing its downward spiral, Nokia’s Symbian grabbed only 6.1 percent in September, down from a year ago when it still held a 10.5 percent share. Coming up behind were RIM’s BlackBerry with 3.2 percent and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile/Windows Phone with a collective half a percentage point.
As I’ve mentioned before, all of the statistics that claim Android has a huge lead over iOS do not take all iOS devices into account. They simply pit the iPhone against all Android devices. Here we have a study that tracks platform, rather than device usage. It is very clear which platform is ahead.