Android overtakes Opera to become no 1 mobile browser

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By Staff /  30 May 2012 , 12:34
Android's Robot is taking over the mobile world: Reuters

Android’s mobile phone browser Robot, has overtaken Opera to become the worlds number one mobile web browser. TheNextWeb, which reported the statisticsbased on data from statcounter, said the data which plots the use of mobile Internet browsers over the last twelve months, shows significant growth from Android, which had only just overtaken BlackBerry to fourth place one year ago.

Apple’s iPhone and iTouch users have been categorized as separate metrics, which would otherwise have seen Apple climb to the number one spot. And TNW says, “considering the numerical advantage that Android has over Apple – there are now more than 300 million Android devices worldwide, that’s up 250 percent – the fact that the iPhone ranks so closely shows that its users are proportionally more likely to browse the Web than Android owners.

BlackBerry’s share of Web browsing continue to plummet, while Nokia has also seen its browser account for less Web browsing over the period.


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