NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

Summary: With another month checked off, it's time to trawl through the NetMarketShare data for January to see who are the winners and who are the losers.

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With another month checked off, it's time to trawl through the NetMarketShare data for January to see who are the winners and who are the losers.

First, lets take a look at the browsers. Chrome makes the headlines for breaking the 10% usage share barrier, up 0.72% on December's numbers to end January at 10.70%.

Safari also made modest gains, up from 5.89% in December to 6.30% at the end of January. Firefox continues to slide, down from 22.81% to 22.75%, and Internet Explorer is also down, from 57.08% to 56.00%.

It's not all bad news for Internet Explorer though, as the data shows that Internet Explorer 8 gained 1.15% to end January at 34.17%.

On the operating system front, Apple's iOS makes the headlines by breaking 2% usage share mark worldwide, and hitting over 5% in the UK and Australia. New devices received as gifts over the holidays helped to boost these figures, as is normal for this time of year.

Along with iOS, Mac OS X was also up in January, from 5.02% in December to 5.25%.

Windows sees its overall usage share fall slightly (down to 89.70% from 90.29%), but Windows 7 shows strong growth, up to 22.31% from 20.87%. All other Windows versions show a steady decline.

NetMarketShare uses data captured from the 160 million unique visitors browsing some 40,000 Web sites it monitors for clients.

Topics: Windows, Apple, Browser, Google, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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  • Microsoft

    Needs to find a way to entice more people off Windows XP. It's ridiculous that a 2001 era OS still has 55% share.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

      @Cylon Centurion 0005

      The enticement is OS X. If I were an XP user looking at going to Win 7 (same old same old with a large learning curve) or going to OS X which is a better experience I'll try OS X.

      And it seems as if many are since Windows marketshare is down and OS X is increasing (albeit slowly).
      itguy08
      • Of course you would, because all your respones are

        about painting Windows or anything MS related in a negative manner.

        Though you're allways the exception to the rule, because everyone here at work that have been converted to Windows 7 hasn't had a "large" learning curve as you claim.

        Of course moving to OS X [b]would[/b] be a very large learning curve...
        John Zern
      • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

        @itguy08
        Windows 7 is better than OSX in just about every way imaginable.
        Droid101
      • Hell ITguy my 85 year old mother can and does run 7. Get a life.

        @itguy08
        CrashPad
      • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

        @itguy08 WOW large learning curve. YOu are full of it...and we know what the IT stands for...LOL
        ItsTheBottomLine
      • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

        @itguy08
        It is a large learning curve for those coming from XP as the whole paradigm changed and not for the better. Coming from Vista it's not so bad as it's liptsick on the pig.
        itguy08
      • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

        @itguy08 For me the enticement to leave Windows XP was openSUSE 11.3. I'm still using my "test install" from July 18 and haven't been back into XP yet. It's like XP but with the improvements from Vista/7 and you don't have to pay a fortune for the same high-end features the "Ultimate" Windows versions have.
        jgm@...
      • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

        @itguy08
        Since Windows 7 is gaining greater market share (2.31% overall Gain) compared to CrApple's BS-X operating system ( BS low of .23% gain), then overall Windows (with it's minuscule loss .03% overall loss), is still opening up a bigger can of woopass than CrApple can ever.... overcome!

        (since the vast majority of hardware comes with Windows factory installed on zillions more PC/netbooks/laptops than CrApple's BS-X operating system, guess who'll still control all these markets even up to 2020?)

        Same applies to Chrome's (now 10.7%) gains over everyone else in the browser market. I also understand Google is renaming their extensions Chrome iApps (stands for internet Apps)..... haha... The same will be done to native Browser iApps that live within Chrome OS. Anymore..... Apps are Apps whether on the web, in a browser or supposedly running on your system. They still require a connection to authenticate and download them. So what's the difference? There really is none with the web speeds we have today. If there was, it's pretty silly for CrApple to be pushing HTML5..... don't you think? ;)

        oh... and you iCrAppleholics need to get a life. Because half of all the money CrApple pays for iFad and iPwned4 parts goes into Samsung's pockets! haha.... 20yrs ago CrApple had less than 10% of the Desktop market. If anything they've shrunk! :D ....and wow.... a whopping 2 whole percent of the market for iOS? While Linux with just Android has more than that on phones alone!
        i2fun@...
    • Talk to my bosses, IT department

      @Cylon Centurion 0005 ... I am 'off' Windows altogether in my own life. I use any flavor of Windows only because it's required at work.
      HollywoodDog
    • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

      @Cylon Centurion 0005 one word, Vista.
      tatiGmail
    • That is because what they are selling in 2011 is not much different in

      functionality than what they were selling in 2001. Wow, they added translucent Windows - I am SOOOOOO impressed.
      DonnieBoy
      • Nice troll attempt

        @DonnieBoy

        But Windows Vista and 7 are both more than "translucent Windows".
        The one and only, Cylon Centurion
      • Cylon Centurion, you'll have to forgive DB

        Since ChromeOS got panned, And Windows 7, the OS that [i]is just Vista with lipstick, so predicted not to be liked or sell[/i] is rising, DB's got little to say.

        And then taken on top of the news that Google's finding out that people want apps and not web apps, well at least Chrome Browser is doing better.

        He should have at least [i]some[/i] good news...
        :)
        John Zern
      • Guys, as far as end users are concerned, there is no significan difference.

        And, these numbers show it so well.
        DonnieBoy
      • "The numbers show"

        Yep, the numbers show that Windows 7 is selling faster than any OS in history.

        Oh wait, the numbers are supposed to show something bad, my mistake.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Your so treansparent. Get a life and get over this hate of anything MS.

        @DonnieBoy
        CrashPad
    • RE: NetMarketShare: Chrome breaks 10%, iOS breaks 2%

      @Cylon Centurion 0005
      a significant amount of these machines will be work machines.
      Also, you say its ridiculous that so many people are still using XP as if its unusable. Its obviously not if so many people are still using it, and when you look at hat most people use a computer for, research/ web browsing and office work, what can windows seven do so much better than xp?
      Will T
      • Exactly, people have learned how to secure XP, and it runs better given the

        same hardware. Windows 7 has translucent windows. BIG Whoooopi!!!
        DonnieBoy
      • what does ChromeOS have, DB

        nothing. No big whoooopi, just everyone looking at it and...yawning...zzzz
        John Zern