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Android tops business user web traffic, leaves BB and Apple far behind

A security provider reports 40 percent of worldwide mobile device transactions are from an Android platform

According to a recent report from cloud security provider Zscaler, among the top three mobile platforms Android has captured the pole position with 40 percent of all mobile transactions during the third quarter. This also marks the gain Android has captured from the second quarter’s 17 percent to 40 percent share compared to the RIM BlackBerry’s 37 percent and Apple’s iOS with 22percent share.

According to the company, these percentages are accounted on the basis of the Web traffic generated by millions of business users around the world who access Zscaler’s online security. They have included both mobile device usage and mobile device transactions surged over the last quarter. 

Android saw the biggest worldwide gain as Zscaler tracked the increase mostly outside the US. The report says that the mobile transactions from their enterprise customers continue to grow, of which Android platform accounts for the largest and geographically dispersed user-population. They even accounts for the highest number of transactions through their cloud.

Apple’s iOS have lost about half of their shares from the second quarter when they accounted for 42 percent of all transactions. However, in the US they along with Blackberry proved to be more popular than Android. 

They also mentioned that Social Networking was the most common type of Web Site visited by business workers although the overall enterprise web surfing includes professional services, web search and news sites.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-11-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)