The past years haven’t been the best for Apple, once the single power in control of the smartphone market. Android soon became the governing platform in the mobile industry, but there was one thing Apple would always mock Google’s OS for – web usage. This will no longer be the case, as Android has finally surpassed iOS’ amazing statistics in this category.
“I don’t know what these other tablets are doing. They must be in warehouses, or on store shelves, or maybe in somebody’s bottom drawer!” – Apple CEO Tim Cook
It’s no doubt a great victory for the Android community, taking away one of Apple’s very last weapons in the never-ending argument of the mobile operating systems. This data comes from Net Application’s research, which measures traffic within its network, accounting for 160 million monthly visits.
In the graph above we see Android taking Apple’s crown, if only by under 1%. The Android platform accounted for 44.62% of July’s traffic, while Apple fell behind at 44.19%. Does this mean Apple will stop trying to attack Android with silly statements? We are sure they will find something else to talk about, but it’s good to see them running out of content to throw at Google’s face.
Even if Google continues to grow in the mobile market, Apple is still raking in all the cash. They are winning in the most important aspect, which gives them plenty of power. What we do see happening in the near future is better competition for the consumer, though.
Developers will now have less of a reason to prefer one ecosystem over the other, as quantity and usage no longer favor iOS. Other factors come into play, but we are getting closer to the balanced market we all seek. Of course, this also means that something is happening in the OS that is helping its numbers improve. The OS is better than ever and it’s only improving. A quick look at Android L is all the proof you need to see.