News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday October 11, 2011.
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Customers in the U.S. may be buying tablets other than the iPad (though, not very many), but it doesn't seem like they are using them to browse the web, at least not according to comScore's latest numbers. According to the research firm's latest report, iPads accounted for a whopping 97.2 percent of all tablet web browsing in the month of August.
In addition to dominating the web usage for tablets, the iPad now accounts for more web usage than the iPhone, with 46.8 percent of total iOS traffic, compared to the iPhone's 42.6 percent.
Despite Android smartphones being more popular than the iPhone, the iPad's dominance in the tablet market gave iOS the lead when it came to total OS market share. Apple devices made up 43.1 percent of the market, as opposed to the 34.1 percent held by Android smartphones. RIM's BlackBerry OS was in third place, hanging on to a 15.4 percent market share. Apple's iOS also dominates internet traffic from mobile devices, capturing 58.5 percent of the market. Android had 31.9 percent of internet traffic, while BlackBerry had a measly 5 percent.
Dan is MobileBurn.com's Editor-in-Chief. Based in Poughkeepsie in New York, Dan can be found on Twitter as @DCSeifert.