Tuesday, June 7, 2011

iOS is #1 Mobile Operating System, Says Apple

Ios5 150x150At WWDC this morning, Apple announced that its iOS mobile operating system, which powers iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, is now at #1 in terms of market share. iOS has 44% of the total mobile OS market, compared to Android at 28%.

According to Scott Forstall, SVP of iOS software at Apple, 200 million iOS devices have been sold, 25 million of which were iPads, Apple's tablet computer released just 14 months ago.


By the company's own calculations, iOS has 44% market share, Android 28%, RIM 19% and "Other" is at 9%.

Apple ios market share may 2011

Out of Apple's approximately 400,000 mobile apps, 90,000 are iPad-specific. 14 billion apps have been download from the App Store in total, and Apple has paid out $2.5 billion to developers.


For what it's worth, looking at just the smartphone market, and just in the U.S., the market share numbers are a bit different, or so comScore says. Last week, the stat-tracking firm saw that Google's Android OS was at 36.4% in April, Apple's iOS was 26%, RIM, 25.7%, Microsoft 6.7% and Palm 2.6%.

ComScore april 2011 mobile os

Nielsen, too, released similar findings around the same time, putting Android at 36%, iOS at 26% and RIM's BlackBerry at 23%. (More on that here).

It's all how you slice that pie.

Image credits: Engadget


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