Quantcast: Android phones now 20% of mobile web browsing


Google's Android mobile operating system now accounts for 19.9 percent of mobile web consumption in the North American market, a 12.2 percent market share increase over the last year, according to digital measurement firm Quantcast. Although Apple's iPhone retains a sizable lead, representing 58.8 percent of all North American mobile web use, its lead is shrinking thanks to Android's continued popularity among consumers--iPhone mobile web consumption market share slipped 4.7 percent over the previous quarter, corresponding with a 4.6 percent increase by Android. Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS now accounts for 10.4 percent of mobile web use (up 1.3 percent over the previous quarter) while rival platforms like Windows Mobile, webOS and Symbian combine for 10.9 percent (down 1.1 percent quarter-over-quarter).

For more on Android's growth:
- read this Quantcast Blog entry

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