ESPN is now officially saying that Android is the mobile platform of choice for its mobile apps.
The company recently released its latest mobile platform report, which said that the platform had been “the dominant mobile platform” for the past 12 months.
“While it’s true that Android and iOS are now the dominant mobile platforms, we’re seeing more apps now come to mobile that have a web browser-based user interface, with more apps coming to the platform with a native user interface as well,” the company said in a press release.
“We expect the growth in mobile web applications and the adoption of mobile as a platform will be driven by the ease and versatility of the platform, as well as the growth of Android and its developer ecosystem.”
The report was based on the company’s annual report for Q4 2017.
According to the report, Android accounted for almost 40 percent of the total app market share for the first six months of 2017.
Apple, on the other hand, accounted for less than 7 percent of mobile app market shares, while iOS represented the other three percent.
Apple has traditionally dominated the mobile web browser market, with its App Store, iTunes Store, and App Store.
Google has also been in the driver’s seat for Android and has dominated the iOS market for years.
Apple’s App Store now has more than 20 million apps available to download and play.
Android’s App Market share in the last quarter was a mere 1.5 percent, while Google’s market share stood at 3.1 percent.
In a press conference this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Android’s “growth rate is slowing down” and that he expected the platform to “remain the dominant platform for mobile for the foreseeable future.”
“For the past year, Android has been the dominant smartphone platform, and now that it has been overtaken by Apple in terms of market share, we expect that trend to continue,” Cook said.
“We expect Android to continue to grow in market share.
So, it’s important to realize that we have a lot of catching up to do.”
Apple and Google have been in an increasingly close competition for mobile users, with Apple having the edge over Google in the market for smartphones.