Providing statistical data to mobile users is an ever-growing challenge for statistical agencies.
Some (US based) figures from eMarketer shed light on the development of both operating systems.
And some previsions
For its part, HTML5 offers new possibilities in browser-based publishing with results comparable to APPs of Apple or Android. See i.e. New York Times in Chrome browser.
What brings HTML5? A short but quite demanding description is given by
I admire the simplicity and aesthetics of Apple’s new interfaces, I am convinced that the openness of Android will convince many users and App providers and I would prefer a multiplatform solution like HTML5. Now what?