StatCounter: Android Surpasses Blackberry in Mobile Web Traffic


StatCounter has recently published a study that shows – of the 3 million web pages they monitor – Android devices now browse them more than Blackberry devices. Android accounted for 15.16% of the traffic while Blackberry devices accounted for 14.52%. iOS and Symbian still beat both by a large margin, however.

It’s not surprising considering just how many Android devices are being used by consumers today compared to just a year ago when its growth spurt was just getting going. The fact that Blackberry’s browsing experience still lacks in comparison to most of today’s modern operating systems also helps Android’s case. We expect that number to increase even more this year. Read on for full press details. [via IntoMobile]

Android overtakes BlackBerry for first time
Use of mobile to access Internet more than doubles over past year
Boston, USA & Dublin, Ireland; Tuesday, 8th March, 2011: Google’s Android mobile operating system overtook RIM’s BlackBerry globally for the first time on a monthly basis in February according to web analytics company, StatCounter. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats finds that Android recorded 15.2% of the worldwide market compared to 14.5% for BlackBerry. Nokia’s Symbian still leads the global market with 30.7% with Apple iOS in second place with 24.6%.

StatCounter data also pinpoints the rise and rise of mobile devices* to access the Internet. The use of mobile to access the Internet compared to desktop has more than doubled worldwide from 1.72% a year ago to 4.45% today. The same trend is evident in the US with mobile Internet usage more than doubling over the past year from 2.59% to 6.32%.

StatCounter, which specialises in website analytics for organisations and bloggers, provides free lifetime stats and free detailed analysis on the latest 500 hits. Members can upgrade to access more detailed stats from $5 a month.

“The momentum is certainly with Android which has almost tripled its market share over the last 12 months from 5.4% to 15.2%,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. In the same period iOS fell globally from 33.9% to 24.6%.#

In North America Android at 26.4% in February also overtook BlackBerry at 22.2%. iOS leads the North American market with 37.5%. Compared to its global presence Symbian is well back in North America with 5.7%.

StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month from the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.

StatCounter, which provides free website stats, publishes mobile operating system stats via StatCounter Global Stats, a free online research tool. It also monitors other Internet market share battles including Social Media.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I feel sorry for people surfing the net on a blackberry. What a pain that was…
    Symbian is even worse though.

  2. Hardware acceleration for scrolling would be nice.

  3. @timmyjoe42

    I would not feel sorry for Symbian crowd. Most likely most of them are using Opera Mobile/Opera Mini, which is very, very good browser.

    But Blackberry browser is something you wouldn’t even wish on your enemy.

  4. Yea my kids mother just got a Blackberry a few months ago….and because of the browsing she now wants an Android phone…lol
    She is a heavy texter so I thought she would like Blackberry, I was wrong…

  5. Look like crApple on it downward spiral too. Soon Android number one and all else about 1% market share except for crApple which is die soon. Go Android – kill that American crap! Whoop!

  6. Ummm androidfan,
    1. Use correct grammar. Not only does it make you look bad, it makes us all look bad.
    2. If you even skim the wikipedia article about android, you will find that it originated in Palo Alto, CA, USA before it was then bought by Google, another American company. So for android to “kill that American crap”, it would have to kill itself. Good job, you’re officially UNeducated.

  7. whoever colored those lines must be colorblind…. ios is android green………

  8. yeaaaaaaahhh…the existence of android is starting to rule the whole smartphone’s searching on mobile traffic, and blackberry will be outnumbered if they are not preparing something significant thing in near future… :P

  9. Blackberry should be on the endangered list….

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