Search engine giant Google owns 98.29 per cent of the global mobile search market, according to new research. The statistics, collected by market research firm StatCounter, found that in July, Google had almost complete ownership of the mobile search industry. In contrast, Yahoo claimed 0.81 per cent of mobile queries, while Bing notched up 0.46 per cent of searches.
"Google's position looks pretty strong as well. Its own Android platform is gobbling up market share at the moment and it already has a foothold in other strong mobile platforms like Apple's iOS," wrote Seth Weintraub on CNNMoney.com.
The news of Google's mobile dominance comes after the firm's CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that the company were concentrating on the mobile search market.
Speaking in April, Schmidt said:
"One of the thing I