iOS’s Internet market share hits a record 54.65% by Philip Elmer-DeWitt @FortuneMagazine October 1, 2011, 4:15 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons And where is Android? Still trailing Java ME, according to Net Applications Data: Net Applications. Chart: PED You would think that with nearly 50% of the global market for smartphones that Google’s GOOG Android would also dominate the Web. Not so, according to a report issued Saturday by Net Applications. When measured against other smartphone/tablet operating systems, Apple’s AAPL iOS accounts for more than half of the visits to its clients’ 40,000 websites around the world. In fact,the 54.65% share that Net Applications recorded for iOS devices in September is an all-time record. Android, with 16.26%, is still trailing Java ME’s 18.52%. Nokia’s NOK discontinued Symbian, at 6.12%, is fading fast and Research in Motion’s RIMM is holding steady at a negligible 3.29%. A key factor driving Apple’s dominant Web presence, of course, is that iOS runs on three popular devices: iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. There is no Android equivalent of the iPod touch, and although there are multiple Android tablets — and more about to hit the market — none has yet to take off.