iPhone browser usage jumps 58 percent in August

The iPhone may point to the new way that the world will access the web.

While it's significant that the Mac has risen to nearly 8 percent market share in operating systems (with Windows dropping from its lofty heights to a still-lofty 90.66 percent), according to Net Applications, I find the iPhone's rapid increase even more impressive:

iPhone Browser Market Share Climbs 58% Net Applications

While still a small player, it is amazing how fast the iPhone is growing as a web browsing device, and the increase is a steady trend, not merely a momentary rise.

If any other device manages to catch up with the iPhone, we could well be seeing the future of most web browsing going forward, given how much more of the world's population has access to mobile devices compared to PCs.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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