Demise of the PC? Windows Web Browsing Market Share Declines by 10% in Six Months
As reported last week, Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS passed their desktop operating system (Mac OS) in web browsing market for the first time in history. According to new research from Canalys, smartphone shipments overtook personal computers in 2011, moving 487.7 million units over the course of the year, compared to 414.6 million PCs.
Android OS Fragmentation Continues: Ice Cream Sandwich Present on Only 1.12% of Devices
Android’s open nature is one of its key draws, for developers and users alike. The flexibility of its open standards provides incentive for developers to utilize the platform, given its reach to such a wide range of devices. In comparison, Android’s largest competitor, Apple’s iOS is a tightly controlled system, all its development held firmly under Apple’s management.
iOS passes Mac OS in Share of Web Traffic Propelled by Sales for Mobile and Tablet Devices
Apple sold a historic number of mobile devices in 2011. IDC reports that in 2011, Apple shipped 93.2 iPhone units and sold an impressive 40 million+ iPad units. In Q4 alone, Apple sold 17.07 million iPhones, 11.12 million iPads, 6.62 million iPods but only 4.89 million Macs.
Gingerbread Dominates Android OS Market with 67% Share
When Google acquired Android Inc. in 2005, many thought Google was making a risky endeavor into an industry unfamiliar to them. Flash forward to 2011—where Android is a dominant force in the mobile industry, and those initial concerns are now long forgotten whispers.
Mac OS X Lion Fails to Roar
Apple’s “most advanced” operating system OS X Lion (formally OS X 10.7) hasn’t exactly been their most popular release. According to Apple’s Press page, Lion sales were hot over the first few days, even seeing over one million downloads in the first day. However, since then the latest version of OS X has faced criticism from both users and reviewers alike.
Is Mac OS Lion the King of the OS Animal Kingdom?
Macintosh OS 10.7, or commonly known as Mac OS X Lion, has settled into third position behind Mac’s Snow Leopard and Leopard operating systems in its share among all Macs. Still, compared to the Chitika Insights report exactly two months month ago, the Lion has jumped two fold in its Mac market share. Macintosh OS 10.7, or commonly known as Mac OS X Lion, has settled into third position behind Mac’s Snow Leopard and Leopard operating systems in its share among all Macs.
Is Windows 8 the Window into Microsoft’s Future or Decline?
Windows 8 seems to have settled down after the initial buzz in its first two days. Compared to the meteoric growth in Windows 8 of almost three fold in the first two days after its release on September 13, the operating system’s growth in market share plateaued this week.
iOS 4 Now Powering 50% of iPhone Traffic
Mac Impressions Spike in April – The iPad Effect?
Impressions from Mac OS-based computers spiked in April, according to our traffic data, from just over 7% to just over 10% of all traffic. Whether this is caused by more Macs sold, or more people using their Macs, is unclear; what IS clear, however, is that after the iPad launched, we saw way more Mac-based traffic almost immediately. Featured in Macworld
iPhone OS: Not Worth $10
Six months after the launch of iPhone OS 3.0, almost half of all iPod Touch users still refuse to pony up the fee to upgrade. With how little is offered to non-iPhone users, and given the fact that only iPod Touch users are charged, is it any wonder? As seen on Apple Insider, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Geek.com and elsewhere.
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