Windows Mobile continues to grow browsing market share, stay ahead of Android

wmbrowsertrendWe posted last month on the exceptional rise in browser usage as measured my Hitlinks recently.  At the time it may have been a fluke, but it seems the feat was repeated again in January.

In December Windows Mobile browser usage increased from 0.04% of all browsers (including desktops) to 0.06%.  In January it increased further to 0.07%, 75% higher than the pretty stable 0.04% Windows Mobile occupied most of the year.

Windows Mobile currently occupies the 3rd spot in smartphone browser usage, behind the iPhone and Symbian, but ahead of Android, which at 0.6% also increased by 0.01 point in the last month, and well ahead of other platforms such as RIM’s Blackberry with 0.03% and Palm with 0.01%.

That Windows Mobile remains a growing platform should be borne in mind by developers, both on the web and in apps, who often chose not to serve an increasing and increasingly active user base and serve a more congested market.

The message – Windows Mobile is not just not dead, but actually thriving.

Are you using your smartphone browser more?  Let us know below.

See the stats at Hitlinks here.

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