iOS Hits A Market Share High of 54.65%
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 its clients' 40,000 websites around the world, iOS hit a new record in the mobile landscape for September, with a 54.6 percent share of the market. That's up from 53 % the month before and 42% a year ago.
Android, with 16.26%, is still trailing Java ME's 18.52% although the latter is dropping steadily. Nokia's discontinued Symbian, at 6.12%, is dropping too and Research in Motion's (RIMM) Blackberry is static at 3.29%.
The show more variance depending if you look at other devices. Looking strictly at smartphones, Android typically pops up in the lead, but by include tablets and iOStypically comes out on top. This is line with Android-based tablet still forming a fragmented user-base.
To compile its own numbers, Net Applications collects data on operating systems, browsers, and mobile platforms from visitors to its global network of around 40,000 different Web sites.