Operating System Market Share, November 2012 Update
Chitika Insights brings you our latest Operating System Market Share Report, breaking down the distribution of the biggest players in the mobile and desktop industries.
Room for Growth: Microsoft Surface Only Generates 0.13% of All Tablet Web Traffic
Two of the biggest players in the computing space – Microsoft and Google – recently launched their most ambitious efforts yet in the tablet marketplace. Microsoft’s Surface was launched on October 26th, 2012 as the flagship tablet for Windows 8, with a more powerful Pro edition debuting in December. Google released its Nexus 10 on November 13th – a larger sibling to the company’s Nexus 7 tablet, which was recently updated from its original model unveiled earlier this year. Chitika Insights conducted a study to see which tech giant’s tablet offering is emerging as the most popular.
Six-Month Study: Apple iOS Users Consume Growing Amount of Web Traffic
With the Droid RAZR M, Samsung Galaxy S III, Kindle Fire HD and a wide variety of others, 2012 has seen the debut of a large number of new Android tablets and smartphones. Meanwhile Apple has rolled out a new version of the iPhone, two new iterations of the iPad, along with the iPad mini. Chitika Insights examined how this stream of the latest and greatest products has shifted the use of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
Galaxy Note II off to Hot Start on T-Mobile, Sprint
Like the original model, the large screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note II exemplifies a new breed of hybrid devices, incorporating a 5.5 inch screen that’s only slightly smaller than a 7 inch tablet. This makes the device making capable of comfortably running some applications originally targeted for tablet users. Each major carrier is releasing a version of the Galaxy Note II at varying points this fall. Chitika Insights looked to quantify how well the Samsung Galaxy Note II is being adopted with its large screen size and staggered releases.
Tablet Market Share Report: Nexus 7 Usage Increases 135% since July
Over the past year, the tablet market has seen major changes. The third-generation iPad was announced in March 2012, and Apple has since gone on to unveil both a fourth-generation iPad and a seven-inch iPad Mini. Microsoft even announced its own upcoming entrance into the tablet ecosystem with the Microsoft Surface. As the state of the tablet market continues to evolve, Chitika Insights conducted a research study to determine which tablet devices are seeing the most success in terms of usage from their user base.
iPhone 5 Usage Surpasses Samsung Galaxy S III After Less than 3 Weeks on Market
Following the release of Apple’s iPhone 5 on September 21st, Chitika Insights was interested in comparing the Web usage rates of the newest phones from both manufacturers. Looking solely at impressions coming from the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, we were able to observe the difference in Web traffic volume between the two devices, depicted in the figure below:
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