Apples mobile browser dominates the US, and FBs built-in browser is unexpectedly popular.

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 Apples mobile browser dominates the US, and FBs built-in browser is unexpectedly popular.


Figure: browser is so simple in application of Facebook that you dont even realize it is using it.

Mixpanels research of millions of U.S. mobile device users shows that iOS now accounts for nearly two-thirds of the mobile device market. Its current market share is 65.5%, while Android is 34.46%, and the market share of the other operating system is very limited. But as users on each platform, especially Android, choose between multiple browsers, another interesting trend is emerging: Facebook is rising to network potential gatekeeper.

Through its own application, the social network now accounts for 8.82% of mobile network traffic. Compared to Chromes 32.48% and Safari, this number is still small, but its very important: because most people dont even realize that Facebook is a web browser, but it accounts for almost 1/10 of web browsing on mobile devices.

In the past few years, the role of Facebook as a information filter or source of information has always been a heated debate in the public, especially when its users are the target of false news and other political false information activities. As the technology media TechCrunch points out, Facebook now occupies about 10% of the market share in 15 states in the United States, which is very noteworthy because it means that many people in these states use Facebook as the main channel for their consumption of online content.

Although this may not be completely accurate, people who rely mainly on Safari, AppleNews, or Flipboard may also browse a few web pages through Facebook, but this does show that Facebook plays a very important role in iOS and Android devices. In July, Facebooks namesake application dominated the first ten years of the iOS application, and Facebook - controlled applications accounted for four of the five free applications in the application.

Facebooks growth was interesting, but it didnt have the second largest market share in any state, an honor that Chrome won. Only in Wyoming, Chrome has a market share of more than Safari browsers, with a ratio of 65.94% and 30.07% respectively. In contrast, in Alaska, California, Connecticut and Rhode Island, Safari has more than 75% market share. Interestingly, although Microsofts independent browser, Edge, has been running for nearly a year on Android and iOS devices, mobile users are not so interested in it. Mixpanel says that Edge is a other browser category, accounting for 0.64% of the mobile browser market share, which makes the once dominated IE browser manufacturer face considerable challenges in winning mobile browser users. (small) source of this article: NetEase science and technology report editor: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541

Facebooks growth was interesting, but it didnt have the second largest market share in any state, an honor that Chrome won. Only in Wyoming, Chrome has a market share of more than Safari browsers, with a ratio of 65.94% and 30.07% respectively. In contrast, in Alaska, California, Connecticut and Rhode Island, Safari has more than 75% market share.

Interestingly, although Microsofts independent browser, Edge, has been running for nearly a year on Android and iOS devices, mobile users are not so interested in it. Mixpanel says that Edge is a other browser category, accounting for 0.64% of the mobile browser market share, which makes the once dominated IE browser manufacturer face considerable challenges in winning mobile browser users. (small)