It’s a question developers look into when developing a mobile web app – what smartphone devices have the majority of web traffic share? Knowing what devices people are using to access the mobile web is helpful in designing the UI of your mobile site, and for selecting what top mobile devices to test in-the-wild with.
According to VentureBeat, a recent study by ad network Chitika identified Android smartphones as the leaders for web traffic in the U.S.:
“In a major turn-around, Android smartphones now account for a majority of mobile web traffic in the U.S and Canada, with close to a 51 percent share. That’s a massive change from May of this very year, when Apple owned 72 percent of smartphone traffic, compared to only 26% for all Android phones.
Apple accounts for 46 percent of all mobile phone traffic in the U.S and Canada, and bitter rival Samsung’s phones add up to 17 percent. Just one month after its introduction, the iPhone 5 accounts for three percent of North American mobile web traffic single, er, phonedly, compared to the Galaxy S III’s two percent. (The iPhone 5 surpassed the Galaxy S III in just three weeks, as we reported last week.)”
Here is the chart shared by VentureBeat:
Do you think Android will remain ahead of the pack in mobile web traffic? Share your thoughts in the comments section.