iPhone Crowned King of Mobile Web Searches

Apple’s blockbuster iPhone has led all the way in the domain of mobile web browsing devices, as the handset has accounted for more internet searches in the month of February than all the wireless and mobile devices combined, according to a recent report from Net Applications.

The recent report, which gauged the market share for all the prominent mobile browsers featured with rendering JavaScript and HTML pages, revealed that the iPhone was among the pick of the mobile devices used to perform web searches last month.

iPhone has dominated the space by far with around 66 percent market share, while Google’s Android platform and Research in Motion’s Blackberry handsets have managed to gain some share last month, the report added.

After iPhone, it was Java ME, which is installed in several handsets, that has achieved the second spot with 9.11 percent of total web searches, followed by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile with 6.9 percent share.

Google’s Android came afterwards with 6.26 percent share, Nokia’s Symbian platform with 6.17 percent share, and Palm with 2.3 percent of market share.

iPhone’s remarkable lead over its competitors in the web browsing domain can be attributed to its bunch of handy features, coupled with an extremely user-friendly interface.

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Our Comments

Apple has the bragging rights in mobile search for now and it is solely down to a single handset: the iPhone. Grabbing two thirds of the market is a great thing even if ultimately, most of the users will use Google in the first place for their search queries. Still it is interesting to see that Android, which is not even one year old, has managed to grab a not-so-insignificant portion of the search pie.

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