Apple’s move to attack Google by proxy with a lawsuit against Android partner HTC is an urgent remedy the iPhone maker has to put in place pending release of the next generation of its mobile device.
New statistics show Android to be no wannabe challenger – it seems the former Apple ally has been able to emerge as Apple’s most significant foe in this space, with Android OS share of North American mobile web consumption climbing to 15.2 percent, Quantcast figures tell us.
Android’s growth came at the expense of Apple’s iPhone OS, which slipped 3.2 percent to 63.7 percent. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry climbed 13.8 percent over January totals to command 9.2 percent of North American mobile web consumption. Rival systems made up between them 11.8 percent, Quantcast informs.
Over the past 12 months, Android’s mobile web consumption share jumped 95.3 percent, Quantcast reports. iPhone share fell 10.2 per cent in the same period.
Despite these findings, Quantcast states, “the competition have a long way to go before there’s a real fight on their hands.”