Android versus iOS in South Africa

Vodacom’s trading update for the quarter ended 30 June 2016 show that the company increased its active subscriber base in South Africa by 5.4% to 35.1 million.

Vodacom has also seen strong growth in smart devices on its local network, with 14.058 million active smartphones and tablets.

Smartphones account for 80.9% of smart devices on the Vodacom network, tablets account for 12%, and data cards and modems sit on 7%.

Android is by far the most popular smartphone operating system, followed by BlackBerry and iOS.

Android is also the most popular mobile OS for tablets, with the iPad second.

The table below shows the breakdown of smartphones and tablets by OS on Vodacom’s network.

Smartphones
Android 65.7%
BlackBerry 13.5%
iOS 7.6%
Windows 5.0%
Symbian 3.7%
Other 4.2%
Tablets
Android 86.4%
iOS 12.4%
Other 1.2%

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