Apple’s iPad dominating tablet traffic
The revolution in mobile computing has directed many internet surfers to use lightweight portable devices, such as tablets and smartphones, as their method of browsing the internet. In a recent study for non-computer internet browsing, ComScore announced that Apple’s iPad accounted for 89% of world wide tablet traffic in May, easily besting android based tablets and other slates. (Non-computer means anything besides a laptop, Netbook, or desktop.)
In the U.S., the iPad represented 21.8% of all non-computer traffic, while Android accounted for over 0.6%. The main factor in numbers should be credited to Apple’s 25 million iPads sold since their debut in 2010. This gave the iPad the edge as they held 87% market share in 2010, according to research firm IDC. But Gartner said it believes the iPad will own a decreased 68.7% of the market in 2011, where Android devices will only have 19.9% share this year.
According to ComScore, 91.9% of iPad page views came through Wi-Fi access, compared with 8.1% over mobile networks. On the other hand, 65.2% of Android tablet page views came through Wi-Fi access, while 34.8% were over mobile networks.