FORTUNE -- Tim Cook likes to trot out Net Applications' monthly reports to show that although Apple's (AAPL) iOS ceded market share this year to Google's (GOOG) Android in terms of devices sold, it continues to dominate the Web in terms of devices used -- i.e. connected to the Internet and generating the online sales and ad revenues that power the Web economy.
The three charts here -- based on Net Market Share reports that Net Applications released Sunday -- don't contradict that. Between them, iPad and iPhone represent more than half of the traffic to the websites operated by NetApplications' clients.
But the last two charts also show Apple's Web share shrinking over the past 12 months as the installed base of Android devices gained on and eventually overtook iOS.
Apple may still have an outsized presence on the Web, given its diminishing share of devices in users hands, but Android is closing in. Note in particular the trajectory of Jelly Bean version 4.1, released in July 2012. Its Web share grew nearly seven-fold year over year, from 2% to 13.6%.
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iOS' worldwide Web share hit an all-time low as Android's surged to an all-time high.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook likes to cite NetApplications' monthly usage reports to show that no matter how much ground they lose to Google's (GOOG) Android in terms of unit sales, Apple's (AAPL) mobile devices continue to dominate the Web.
It will be curious to see if Cook cites the Web analytics firm's stats at Apple's next special event, because MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 1, 2013 7:04 AM ET
StatCounter's "Internet Wars" report, if true, would be a big deal.
FORTUNE -- StatCounter, a Dublin-based Web traffic analytics company, reported Wednesday that Samsung has overtaken Apple (AAPL) for the first time to claim the No. 1 spot in worldwide mobile Internet usage.
If true, that would take the wind out of one of Apple's last bragging points -- a point that Tim Cook reiterated just last March at All Things D: MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 10, 2013 8:39 AM ET
Meanwhile, Apple's iOS got a small, unseasonable bump.
FORTUNE -- This is a surprise.
Although Apple (AAPL) hasn't released a new iPad or iPhone in seven months, and Samsung claims it shipped 10 million new Galaxy S4s in May, Android's Web share slipped a bit month over month while Apple's edged up, according to a NetApplications report issued Saturday.
Based on visits to the company's 40,000 client sites, Apple's share of mobile Web MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2013 10:13 AM ET
Apple's iOS is down 6.6%, but the iPhone and iPad still account for 59% of Web usage.
FORTUNE -- Netapplications' April report, released Wednesday, shows Android's share of Web traffic recovering from its November pause and picking up its slow but steady growth.
Google's (GOOG) mobile operating platform now accounts for 26% of Web usage -- up 35% year over year -- as measured by visits to the sites of Netapplication's 40,000 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2013 10:48 AM ET
And in the Apple market, Lion is still trailing two-year-old Snow Leopard
In its final monthly report for 2011, NetApplications offers a window on the shifting fates of the various flavors of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Mac OS X that show up at its 40,000 clients' websites.
As a rule, creaky old legacy systems dominate.
Windows XP, which Microsoft introduced in August 2001, is still the single most-present PC operating system, with a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 1, 2012 10:56 AM ET
Ranked by Internet market share -- rather than unit sales -- Google is now No. 3
From the perspective of NetApplications, which has been measuring browser usage data since 2004 (currently monitoring the activity of 160 million users on 40,000 sites):
Apple's (AAPL) iOS is the still reigning champion of the World Wide Web among mobile operating systems (including tablets)
Google's (GOOG) Android made a strong showing in 2011 but has started to MORE
But the overall picture is still more than 90% Microsoft Windows blue
NetApplications' Nov. 2010 operating systems report reminds us that despite all the talk about the growth of the mobile Web, the vast majority of global Internet traffic is still generated by PCs.
At first glance, the pie chart at right doesn't look very different from one we might have drawn a year ago. The Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 3, 2010 8:08 AM ET
Chrome's growth comes at the expense of Internet Explorer, which dropped to under 60% for the first time since it crushed Netscape in the 90's.
Google's Open source Chrome Browser, which is available on Mac, Windows and Linux went from 6.1% of the browser market to 6.7%, a hearty gain, especially in the month where Apple (AAPL) sold a million Safari-browsing iPads.
The stats, according to NetApplications who follow browsing habits on MORESeth Weintraub - May 3, 2010 5:46 PM ET
After drifting inexplicably in February, March and April -- actually losing market share in two out of three months just when Macintosh sales seemed to be on fire -- Mac OS X recovered smartly in the Net Applications survey issued overnight Sunday.
Apple's (AAPL) share of the operating system market grew 5.69% in May to hit a record 7.80%, while Windows in all its flavors dropped half a point to 91.17%. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2008 6:33 AM ET
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