Apple’s iOS mobile platform, which includes the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad, now is the third most popular browsing platform for users to consume content on and surf the Internet, trailing behind Mac OS X and Windows. The research conducted by Net Applications shows that iOS has captured 1.06 percent of the browsing web traffic in July and 1.13 percent in August, beating out Linux’s 0.85 percent.
Compared to OS X, which has about 4.32 percent between versions 10.5 and 10.6, iOS still has a ways to go, but the platform is leading against Google’s Android operating system, which had accounted for 0.2 percent of web traffic in August, a minor increase from 0.18 percent in July. In face, the iPad alone has passed all of Android devices in mobile usage market share according to Net Applications.
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