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Mobile operating systems

A formerly diverse market has settled into Android v. iOS.

Market share listings may not agree because of differences in recording "OS of phones" v. "OS of phones that access websites"





Sales stats show a formerly diverse market ...



... changing to Android dominance.



Web access stats as at 2014 show Android is less dominant.
Click through for other stat counts in table.
(i.e. Android devices are diverse. Many Android devices are not used for web browsing, or not used much compared to other devices.)



Usage share of mobile and tablet operating systems that are used to access Web, up to 2015.
From StatCounter.com (and see their main site).
Can get 2016 figures, but yearly plot is now broken?



Mobile and tablet Operating System Market Share, 2016, by marketshare.hitslink.com




Mobile operating systems



App stores




Tablets



Mobile browsers



Usage share of mobile and tablet Web browsers, up to 2015.
From StatCounter.com (and see their main site).





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