2013 brings yet more good news for tech industry giant Apple. According to the latest â€œState of the Internet Reportâ€ from web content delivery firm Akamai, Appleâ€™s mobile browser â€“ Safari, just snatched 60% total mobile usage, but still couldnâ€™t surpass the combined forces of all the Android devices out there. After all, thereâ€™s just a limited number of iPhones but the ranks of Android devices are huge.
So, according to Akamaiâ€™s data, in Q3 of 2012, users preferred using the Google Android Webkit browser over cellular data networks. After further investigating the topic and including the non-cellular networks as well, Safari was shown to still dominate the market with a little over 60%.
The statistics has been put together, using information coming from hundreds of websites that relay information through Akamaiâ€™s gates. Most of the businesses are based in the US and the report showcases the tendency of the American tech market.
Therefore, from a cellular data standpoint, the Android operating system was the most solicited one in the mobile environment with 37,6% of requests while Safari came in at number two with 35, 7% shares. Other browsers that made it to the Akamai top were the Opera Mini, RIMâ€™s BlackBerry mobile browser and Mobile Explorer from Microsoft with 20%, 4, 2% and 1, 5% respectively.
Akamai also made a little statistic for Akamaiâ€™s own networks in the third quarter of 2012. It was found that Safari, Android and Mobile Explorer each accounted for 5% of requests within the companyâ€™s networks.