Do Apple Users Search More Than Android?
For the last decade, search engines have been internet users’ best friends, making any question that comes to mind immediately addressable with the best relevant answers. Developments in technology have made search engine results more qualified and useful, leading to a rapidly growing demand for their use. Chitika Insights decided to take a look into search traffic trends depending on the operating system.
Report: iOS Users Driven to Update by Features Rather than Security
Apple’s latest update of its mobile operating system, iOS 5.1.1, provides several bug fixes and security improvements to its users. Chitika Insights observed adoption rates during the first week of release in a previous report, and now looks at updated data to examine adoption rates three weeks post-release. The three-week overall adoption rate of 57.9% represents an exponential increase in rate of adoption when compared to the 12.3% adoption in the first week. But notably, this is dwarfed by the adoption rate of iOS 5 in October of last year, which was installed on 20% of iOS devices in its first week.
Tablet Market Update: December 2012
This holiday season has a high likelihood of being the biggest ever when it comes to tablet sales, as multiple manufacturers have unveiled highly publicized new devices over the past few months. To provide a view of the current market environment, Chitika Insights conducted a study focusing on tablet usage in North America.
Windows 8 Represents 2.3% of Windows Traffic Nearly Two Months Following Debut
Available on both desktops and tablets, Windows 8 is Microsoft’s first major attempt to develop an operating system (OS) which integrates many features of the mobile experience. These range from user interface (UI) elements, to taking advantage of new hardware, and technologies such as USB 3.0 and near field communications (NFC). In order to provide a clear picture into the level of success seen by Windows 8, Chitika Insights conducted a research study analyzing the new OS’ share of Windows-based Web traffic since launch.
UPDATE: Little Change in iOS 6 Adoption Following Google Maps Relaunch
After much anticipation, Google Maps has been made available in the Apple App Store for iOS 6 users on both the iPhone and the iPad. Google’s app completed the approval process and launched at midnight, Thursday, December 13th, after significant debate and deliberation between the two tech giants. Following this launch, Chitika Insights studied whether iOS 6 saw an increase in overall adoption as users who were waiting for the Google Maps feature decided to upgrade.
Room for Growth: Microsoft Surface Only Generates 0.13% of All Tablet Web Traffic
Two of the biggest players in the computing space – Microsoft and Google – recently launched their most ambitious efforts yet in the tablet marketplace. Microsoft’s Surface was launched on October 26th, 2012 as the flagship tablet for Windows 8, with a more powerful Pro edition debuting in December. Google released its Nexus 10 on November 13th – a larger sibling to the company’s Nexus 7 tablet, which was recently updated from its original model unveiled earlier this year. Chitika Insights conducted a study to see which tech giant’s tablet offering is emerging as the most popular.
November Tablet Market Share Update
This latest study on the tablet marketplace provides a view into the current usage environment for North American tablet users.
10 Weeks and Growing: iPhone 5 Constitutes Over 1/8 of all iPhone Web Traffic
Apple’s iPhone 5 is estimated to have posted impressive sales figures since its release in September. Friday, November 30th marked 10 weeks since the iPhone 5 became available in stores, and Chitika Insights decided to investigate how usage of the device has grown.
Six-Month Study: Apple iOS Users Consume Growing Amount of Web Traffic
With the Droid RAZR M, Samsung Galaxy S III, Kindle Fire HD and a wide variety of others, 2012 has seen the debut of a large number of new Android tablets and smartphones. Meanwhile Apple has rolled out a new version of the iPhone, two new iterations of the iPad, along with the iPad mini. Chitika Insights examined how this stream of the latest and greatest products has shifted the use of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
Infographic: Internet User Behavior Analysis by Browser
The newest infographic from Chitika Insights provides 3 sections of valuable points of reference for online marketers, including a comparison of click-though-rates for major desktop and mobile browsers, along with average words per search query, and a desktop browser usage breakdown for the 4 most populated states in the U.S.
About Chitika Insights
Chitika Insights was the research arm of online advertising network Chitika. Insights used Chitika's unique data to monitor and report on Internet trends - search engines, clickthrough rates, the mobile war, and more.
Additionally, the Chitika Insights team monitored the day's tech news closely, and provided an in-depth, data-driven commentary on the latest breaking news. Our studies and data have been featured prominently in major publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, Barrons and about 3000+ respected publications.
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