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OS and browser market shares for July 2012

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NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for July 2012 show Windows down a fraction of a point, Mac up by a similar increment, and Linux sideways compared with June’s metrics, which are shown in parentheses for comparison.

  • Windows – 92.01% (92.23)
  • Mac – 6.97% (6.72%)
  • Linux – 1.02% (1.05%)

Over in the Mobile/Tablet category, iOS maintained and slightly increased a big gain made in June of about 2-1/2 percentage points, while Android advanced again slightly. Java ME is now at less than 10%, and BlackBerry is static on the month.

  • iOS – 65.74% (65.27%)
  • Android – 20.16% (19.73%)
  • JavaME – 9.11% (10.22%)
  • BlackBerry – 1.86% (1.87%)
  • Symbian – 1.61% (1.49%)
  • Windows Phone – 0.70% (0.61%)
  • Kindle – 0.49% (0.47%)
  • Samsung – 0.10% (0.09%)
  • Bada – 0.09% (0.11)
  • Windows Mobile – 0.06% (0.08%)

Desktop Operating System Versions

In terms of OS specific versions, Windows stays in front by a wide margin. Greybeard XP still hanging on to the top spot by its fingernails, but Windows 7 is now only a fraction of a point behind, and Vista fading a bit more. Apple’s OS X 10.7 Lion is still in first place, with OS 10.6 Snow Leopard still a fairly close second while OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has passed OS X 10.4 Tiger already, showing up for the first time. Linux stays just above one percent.

Windows:

  • Windows XP – 42.86% (43.61%)
  • Windows 7 – 42.21% (41.59%)
  • Windows Vista – 6.60% (6.72%)
  • Windows 8 – 0.18% (0.13%)

Macintosh:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 3.27% (3.12%)
  • MacOS X 10.6 – 2.48% (2.57%)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 – 0.73% (0.78%)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 – 0.28% (0.03%)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 – 0.17% (0.18% )

Linux –  1.02% (1.05%)

Mobile/Tablet Operating System Versions

In the mobile/tablet category, Apple’s iOS remains on top, with the iPad stretching out its lead in first place and the iPhone a strong second (but actually declining slightly).

iOS – 65.74% (65.27)

  • iPad – 37.32% (36.68%)
  • iPhone – 26.66% (26.85%)
  • iPod – 1.76% (1.74%)

JavaME – 9.11% (10.22%)

Android – 20.16% (19.73%)

  • Android 2.3 – 11.42% (11.95%)
  • Android 4.0 – 3.54% (2.27%)
  • Android 2.2 – 2.42% (2.61%)
  • Android 3.2 – 1.04% (1.13%)
  • Android 3.1 – 0.54% (0.53%)
  • Android 2.1 – 0.51% (0.56%)

Symbian – 1.61% (1.49%)

BlackBerry – 1.86% (1.87%)

Kindle Fire – 0.49% (0.47%)

Windows

  • Windows Phone OS – 7.5 0.67% (0.57%)
  • Windows CE – 0.05% (0.07%)
  • Windows Phone OS – 7 0.03% (0.04%)

For more information, visit netmarketshare.com.

Browser Share

In desktop Web browsers, a mild trend we first noted last month—Firefox taking back some share and Chrome slipping—has continued, and Safari desktop is now just shy of five percent.

In the Mobile/Tablet browser category, Safari for iOS extends its massive lead slightly, with Android managing a tiny gain in second place ahead while Opera Mini continues to slide. Mobile Chrome more than doubled its tiny share, and mobile Firefox barely registers.

Desktop Browser Market Share:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer – 53.93% (54.02%)
  • Firefox – 20.16% (20.06%)
  • Chrome – 18.88% (19.08%)
  • Safari 4.93% (4.73%)
  • Opera – 1.59% (1.60%)

Mobile/Tablet Browser Market Share:

  • Safari – 66.22% (65.79%)
  • Android Browser – 19.41% (19.17%)
  • Opera Mini – 9.32% (10.45%)
  • BlackBerry – 1.45% (1.45%)
  • Symbian – 0.80% (0.86%)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer – 0.76% (0.86%)
  • Opera Mobile – 0.35% (0.38%)
  • Chrome – 0.34% (0.14%)
  • Firefox – 0.02% (0.02%)

You can check it out at netmarketshare.com.

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