OS X, iOS still making market share gains

Summary:According to Net Applications' browser and OS market share statistics, OS X is still making slow progress on Microsoft Windows, and the total iOS share is crushing Android and all the rest of the mobile OS pack.

In Net Applications' NetMarketShare statistics, Mac OS X (now called plain ol' OS X) share is 6.72 percent at the end of June, which is up 0.75 percent from the year ago period. The Windows share fell a bit, from 92.90 percent in June 2011 to 92.23 in the current month. It appears that the Mac share was due to Windows users switching to Macs.

Of course, the share figures inch up and down a bit based on various factors and upgrade cycles. Still, when I look back at June 2009, the balance was Mac 4.7 percent vs. Windows 93.36 percent. And in 2010, Mac share was 5.2 and Windows 93.83 percent.

These are all global shares, so changes are sometimes microscopic, like the times for winners and losers of Olympic track races. When we look at the Mac share in North America only, the current shares are Windows 85.59 percent vs. the Mac's 12.76 share. Now, that is amazing.

Still, the Mac share is a small slice of the pie. On the other hand in the Mobile/Tablet section, the total iOS platform, counting in iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch keeps building on its majority share.

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The total iOS share is 65.27 percent, up from 53.04 a year ago — a huge jump by any measure. Android shares also climbed: from 15.98 percent a year ago to 19.73 this month. The big losers in the list were Java ME (from 20.57 to 10.22 — yikes!), Symbian (from 6.21 to 1.49 — ouch!), and BlackBerry (3.33 to 1.87 — terrible!).

The influence of the geographic area isn't as strong on the mobile platform statistics. In N.A., the total iOS share is 68.71, just a few points higher.


Topics: Operating Systems, Android, Apple, iOS, Windows

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David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication a... Full Bio

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