Ever wonder which operating systems provide the greatest number of search queries? Of course you have, as you think of creating mobile applications to support your content brands.  Nonetheless, from a 50 feet high view, the search referrers by operating system, probably resembles what your own Web analytics state, for your individual Web properties.

According to the Chitika research group, Apple’s iOS mobile platform drives the highest proportion of search queries, with Google’s Android next, then Microsoft and Linux follow, in that order.  In the same study Chitika also called out the search related traffic on general MAC operating systems as being second to only Apple’s iOS if we comare all possible operating systems, mobile or otherwise.

Great insight, if you are thinking about your next platform or mobile build.

Search Query by OS