Android v iOS market share – 2019

Our latest dive into Android v iOS market share compares data from Q1 2019 with the previous year.

In Canada, iOS lost over 10% share. It also lost over 12% in Egypt, 14% in Ireland, 9% in Italy and Japan, and a concerning 18.17% in Portugal. There were some gains, though, such as 11.65% in Malaysia, where Android had enjoyed almost 90% market share in 2018.

Naturally, Android benefits from these iOS drops. It enjoyed healthy uplifts in Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa and Turkey.

In the UK, there's now just a 2.3% difference between the two mobile OS giants. In Canada, that's even tighter with only 0.43% market share between them.

The following statistics are based on mobile web traffic from Q1 2019, to a global network of partner websites using the DeviceAtlas device detection platform.

Which countries prefer Android, and which prefer iOS?

Below, we can see where Android (dark blue) or iOS (light blue) are the most popular mobile operating systems. (For the grey countries – we currently do not have enough data to determine OS popularity)

Click the map below for a larger version.

Android market share 2018 v 2019

The below charts show Android market share across 36 countries, comparing Q1-2019 with Q4-2018.

iOS market share 2018 v 2019

For more data and statistics, visit DeviceAtlas’ Data Explorer.

Main Image By Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia (Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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