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Android browser becomes most popular mobile web browser besides the one on iOS

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:49PM EST

The built-in Android web browser has become the most popular mobile web browser, according to StatCounter. Android’s browser overcame Research in Motion’s BlackBerry browser in March 2011 to capture fourth place. Since then, the browser has grown at a rapid rate, passing Nokia, Apple and Opera’s mobile web browsers. In February 2012, Android had a 22.67% market share, beating out Opera’s 21.7% share for the first time ever. Apple’s iPhone browser continues to make gains with a share of 21.06%, while Nokia and BlackBerry continue to fall with an 11.24% and 6.53% market share. StatCounter does, however, account for the iPhone and iPod touch browsers separately, and combined they propel Apple’s iOS browser to first place, with a market share of 25.36%. The iPad is not included.