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Android is now the most popular smartphone platform among BGR mobile readers

Published May 31st, 2011 3:01PM EDT

While Apple’s iPhone had a head start, there’s just no stopping Google’s Android OS as far as market share is concern. What’s interesting is that, generally, web browsing on an iPhone had been a much more enjoyable experience, thus the higher web browsing stats from the iPhone versus other smartphones. Fast forward to today, and web browsing is pretty comparable on both platforms, with each having their strengths and weaknesses. For the first time ever, our internal statistics showed that Android phones visited the BGR site more than iPhone users in May, making Android the most used smartphone platform for browsing on The iPhone isn’t far behind with around 1% separating the two, and iOS devices combined (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) absolutely drawf Android at over 61% of total mobile browsing share compared to Android’s 35%. Another bit of data we found interesting? It’s pretty sad to see, but iPod touch users actually use web browsing on their devices more than BlackBerry users, with BlackBerry users only making up 2.01% of the mobile browsing on BGR compared to 2.98% for the iPod touch.

Jonathan S. Geller
Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan S. Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.