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.
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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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.