Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in August with 51.7 percent market share (down 0.4) followed by Apple with 44.1 percent (up 0.6 percentage points from May), Microsoft with 2.9 percent, BlackBerry with 1.2 percent and Symbianwith 0.1 percent.
This should come as no surprise either. They have exited local as we know it and they are maximizing revenues while minimizing any costs to drain any last money from their near comatose franchise.
A bigger question really should be why do SEOs care? Why do businesses care?
They send next to ZERO traffic to your website and are now (and have been) no different than any 3rd rate directory for local.
The only difference is the heights they achieved in 2008 before they began their long steady decline into irrelevancy.
This month, of Avalaunch Media joins and and myself as we discuss how to best leverage Facebook both pre- and post-sale in the small business environment.
Many car makers are offering iOS and Android as plug in options but not to control the main screen. Ford went with QNX FROM Blackberry (after throwing Microsoft out), Toyota went with TeleNav and clearly the Germans plan on using HERE.
The role of os, mapping and navigation will only become ever more important as we move toward full computer assistance and driverless cars.
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