While much ado has been made about Android’s rise to prominence, there still remains a large hill for the operating system to climb when it comes to overall usage. When all is said and done, worldwide there are two dominant smartphone operating systems: iOS and Symbian.
Uptime monitoring service Pingdom has put together market share statistics based on Web usage it compiled from analytics firm StatCounter. What it shows is a world divided–with Symbian nearly surrounded by iOS to the west and east.
Symbian’s biggest market is the African continent, where it holds about 75 percent shre. It is also iOS’ weakest: about 2 percent of Web traffic comes from iPhones. Symbian also holds commanding market share in Asia and South America, with just over 50 percent share in both cases.