updated 10:20 am EDT, Tue June 1, 2010
Net Apps shows iPhone back on rise
New updates from Net Applications today show that the iPhone may be overtaking Android in actual use online. Despite talk of the gap closing in April, Apple's phone grew faster in May as it jumped from 30.3 percent the month before to 32.8 percent of the mobile web. Android expanded at the same time, but it moved from 5.3 percent to just 6.2 percent.
Most of their share games came directly at the expense of Java ME. The basic phone OS has slipped to just over 40 percent and shows smartphones increasingly taking over traffic on the tens of thousands of websites covered by the analytic firm. BlackBerry and Windows Mobile play far smaller roles at 3.6 percent and 3 percent each.
The researches added that iPad traffic is still just a very small portion of all web use but that it appropriately shot up rapidly with the international launch. Apple's tablet use more than doubled from 0.08 percent the day before the May 28 international debut to 0.17 percent three days later.