Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Mobile operating systems

A formerly diverse market has settled into Android v. iOS.

Market share listings may not agree because of differences in recording "OS of phones" v. "OS of phones that access websites"

Sales stats show a formerly diverse market ...

... changing to Android dominance.

Web access stats as at 2014 show Android is less dominant.
Click through for other stat counts in table.
(i.e. Android devices are diverse. Many Android devices are not used for web browsing, or not used much compared to other devices.)

Usage share of mobile and tablet operating systems that are used to access Web, up to 2015.
From StatCounter.com (and see their main site).
Can get 2016 figures, but yearly plot is now broken?

Mobile and tablet Operating System Market Share, 2016, by marketshare.hitslink.com

Mobile operating systems

App stores


Mobile browsers

Usage share of mobile and tablet Web browsers, up to 2015.
From StatCounter.com (and see their main site).

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On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.