By Jim Karpen on Sat, 05/05/2012
Yet another measure of the iPad's dominance in the marketplace was released on Friday — an analysis of data from the Chitika ad network that shows that the iPad accounts for 94.64% of web browser traffic from tablet computers. In second place was the Samsung Galaxy Tab, with 1.2% of the market. This statistic is interesting in that during the last quarter the iPad had a 68% share of sales of tablet computers. Apparently those who buy Android tablets use them much less for surfing the web than the iPad. However, you have to keep in mind that much of the access to the Internet via tablets is by way of apps other than the browser, so a measure based on ad impressions is somewhat narrow in terms of overall Internet access.
And speaking of the iPad, an interesting tidbit emerged this week. AnandTech has discovered that some models of the new lower-priced iPad 2 have a different battery that gives 16% more battery life. There's no external distinguishing feature to indicate which units have the more robust battery, though.