Android has won yet another battle against iOS.
According to the data released by Net applications, the web usage of Android is now higher than iOS which powers iPhone and iPad. Net Applications tracks web usage across 160 million monthly visits to various websites.
Apple CEO Tim Cook would mock Android tablets saying that no one uses these. He said last year:
“I don’t know what these other tablets are doing. They must be in warehouses, or on store shelves, or maybe in somebody’s bottom drawer!”
However, that fun time is over for iOS. The web traffic originating from Android devices is now higher than iOS for the first time ever in history. This is a clear indication that Android devices are now being put to use by users.
What is the impact on Apple? not much perhaps because Android has been devouring market share from iOS for many years now but Apple is still doing good as a company.
The biggest risk that Apple may face is that in such situation, developers might abandon its apps platform if they find a bigger and engaged user base on Android. If developers abandon iOS, it will become a second tier mobile OS platform just like Windows Phone or Blackberry.