It is no secret that Apple users love their devices, and love surfing the web on them. Web usage charts always show Apple devices being used more, and this go around it they are being used the most they have been in 5 months. With the above report, coming out of Chitika, the iPad hit a 5 month high in web usage, claiming an astonishing 82.4% of the tablet web traffic market. From Chitika:
As can be seen on the graphs above, Apple’s iPad claimed 82.4% of North American tablet Web traffic, an overall share jump of 1.4% since January. Additionally, despite a month-to-month decline of 0.9% in overall share – users of Amazon’s Kindle Fire still generate the second most tablet Web traffic in North America, with a usage share of 6.5%. The Samsung Galaxy family of tablets claim third place, holding steady at 4.7% of U.S. tablet usage share.
Personally, when looking at these charts, the numbers don’t surprise me at all. I personally own both an iPad and a Nexus 7, and my mother and grandmother each own a Kindle Fire. Comparing the web usage of these tablets just among the 3 of us shows how real these numbers are. People don’t buy tablets like the Fire to do web browsing, they buy them to read e-books on. When I bought my Nexus 7, I wanted to use it to develop Android apps and possibly use as an e-reader because of its lighter/smaller build. I just don’t like the web browsing experience on a smaller screen. I think this is why the iPad mini has proven as the best “small screen web browser,” because instead of 7 inches, it is 7.9 inches, showing more of the content. This is just what I have experience personally, however.
What do you think? Do you use a smaller device for web browsing? Do these numbers surprise you at all? Let us low in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.