iPhone And Android Are Taking Over The (Mobile) Internet

So, what does it take to snatch a combined 75 per cent of US mobile internet traffic? Two operating systems, a handful of phones and one great browser core.

That the iPhone is a massive source of online traffic isn't a surprise - that's been apparent since the week it launched. What's interesting here is Android's rise, which is dramatically quickening, already accounting for a fifth of mobile traffic in the US, when the real marketing push for the OS, starting with the MyTouch ads and the massive Droid launch, is only recently starting in earnest.

The stats, from mobile advertising firm AdMob, are a little less spectacular worldwide, mainly because Symbian's established, but waning, 40 per cent smartphone market share helps it snatch about 25 per cent of mobile web traffic. Still though, two things are clear: Android and the iPhone are who mobile web developers are going to have to cater to, and WebKit, which Symbian uses in its browser too, is basically it.

And how about a bonus chart! Ever wondered how common the different Android handsets are, which is most popular, and which don't register? Well hello, extra pie on the right.

The G1 is the predictable star here, but the Droid is moving fast, or else its users surf a lot of web. [AdMob via Techcrunch]

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