iPad garners almost 90% of tablet web traffic globally

Nov 17, 2011
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Even with all the steadily surging amount of tablet competition out there as of recent, Apple's iPad has managed to snag almost 90% of global web traffic for tablets. According to a just released report from the Royal Pingdom, The iPad has reached 87.6% of all global tablet web traffic. Now that's something that any tablet manufacturer not named Apple should be concerned about (Yes, I'm looking at all you Android tablet manufacturers out there). And there are quite a few of those.

In addition to the global usage report, comScore reported in October 2011 that 95.5% of all tablet web traffic in the U.S. comes from the iPad. This is despite the emerging ubiquity of competing Android tablets from companies like Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Blackberry's own Playbook tablet, as well as the emergence of smaller manufacturers that make lower-end tablets. However, the market share of Apple's iPad versus Android tablets sales is harder to quantify in numbers, as Apple reports its sales clearly in its earnings reports, while Google can't really pinpoint the number of the many Android tablets that have been sold by the multitude manufacturers that make them.

In October, Google’s Android chief Andy Rubin said that there were “a little more than 6 million Android tablets out there running Google’s services”. Which would include those that run the Android Market and other Google products however (such as the Google TV), something that isn't a prerequisite for Android devices in general. On the other hand, the iPad has officially tallied up 40 million units in sales. So the iPad is still the leader in market share as well as web traffic. Android and iPad users, how often do you browse the web on your respective devices? Leave your answer in the comments below.

[via Royal Pingdom]


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