iOS Beats Linux & Android’s Combined User Base

by Ferman Aziz

This is probably the day Apple and Steve Jobs have been waiting to see for a long time. They’ve predicted this all along and now their claims have been vindicated. Net Applications released their latest numbers regarding Operating Systems’ user base and the report is stunning. Apparently iOS is now the third most popular platform on the internet, surpassing Linux and Android combined.

In August 2010, Android had a 0.20% market share; Linux was at 0.85%, while iOS devices – the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad – had a 1.13% market share. Net Applications’ figures do not include device sales – they merely show which devices are being used to access the web. Net Applications’ vice president Vince Vizzaccaro said in the company’s official statement:

It’s something to take note of when a mobile operating system passes something that’s been around forever. Mobile’s growth curve is strong and mobile is becoming quite a phenomenon on the Internet.

Cynics would argue the numbers but there’s no denying of the ever growing popularity of the iOS platform. iPad sales have added massively to the iOS market and iPhone remains the world’s favourite smartphone. If anything, the number of iOS users will only grow in the future, not the other way round.

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  • Michael

    That's a misleading title and an absurd claim. What is their definition of User Base?

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