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OS and browser market shares for August 2012

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OS and browser marketshare

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for August 2012 show Windows dropping below 92%, Mac above 7% (presumably in part due to Mountain Lion’s out-of-the-blocks popularity), and Linux up nearly a tenth of a point compared with July’s metrics, which are shown in parentheses for comparison.

  • Windows – 91.77% (92.01)
  • Mac – 7.13% (6.97%)
  • Linux – 1.10% (1.02%)

Over in the Mobile/Tablet category, the iOS maintained and slightly increased gains made in June and July, while Android advanced by an even larger increment, Java ME sank farther below 10%, and BlackBerry logged a small gain on the month. Windows Phone, Kindle, and Samsung all lost share. Windows Mobile enjoyed a 25% share increase, but still has less than 1% overall.

  • iOS – 65.94% (65.74%)
  • Android – 20.93% (20.16%)
  • JavaME – 8.37% (9.11%)
  • BlackBerry – 1.90% (1.86%)
  • Symbian – 1.44% (1.61%)
  • Windows Phone – 0.62% (0.70%)
  • Kindle – 0.47% (0.49%)
  • Bada – 0.09% (0.09% )
  • Samsung – 0.08% (0.10%)
  • Windows Mobile – 0.08% (0.06%)

Desktop Operating System Versions

In terms of OS specific versions, Windows 7 has passed Windows XP for the first time, and Vista fades a bit more. Apple’s OS X v10.7 Lion is still in first place, but dropped more than three-quarters of a point, while OS S v10.6 Snow Leopard fared much better. only down a tenth of a point. OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion zoomed past OS X v10.5 Leopard during August, and Linux stays just above one percent.

Windows:

  • Windows 7 – 42.76% (42.21%)
  • Windows XP – 42.52% (42.86%)
  • Windows Vista – 6.15% (6.60%)
  • Windows 8 – 0.23% (0.18%)

Macintosh:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 2.45% (3.27%)
  • MacOS X 10.6 – 2.38% (2.48%)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 – 1.41% (0.28%)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 – 0.70% (0.73%)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 – 0.17% (0.17%)

Linux – 1.10% (1.02%)

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. The iPhone is a strong second, but actually declined slightly. Over on Android, v4.0 is ascendent, with all other versions in decline.

iOS – 65.94$ (65.74%)

  • iPad – 38.37% (37.32%)
  • iPhone – 25.88% (26.66%)
  • iPod – 1.70% (1.76%)

JavaME – 8.37% (9.11%)

Android – 20.93% (20.16%)

  • Android – 2.3 10.84% (11.42%)
  • Android – 4.0 5.16% (3.54%)
  • Android – 2.2 2.23% (2.42%)
  • Android – 3.2 0.95% (1.04%)
  • Android – 3.1 0.48% (0.54%)
  • Android – 2.1 0.44% (0.51%)

Symbian – 1.44% (1.61%)

BlackBerry – 1.90% (1.86%)

Kindle Fire – 0.47% (0.49%)

Windows

  • Windows Phone OS 7.5 – 0.59% (0.67%)
  • Windows CE – 0.07% (0.05%)

For more information, visit netmarketshare.com.

Browser Share

In desktop Web browsers, not much changed in August, the most notable development being Safari desktop crossing the five percent share threshold carried by Mountain Lion.

Likewise in the Mobile/Tablet browser category, no major shifts to report. Safari for iOS extended its massive lead slightly, Android likewise in distant second place, and Opera Mini continued to slide. Mobile Chrome passed Opera Mobile for seventh place.

Desktop Browser Market Share

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer – 53.60% (53.93%)
  • Firefox – 20.05% (20.16%)
  • Chrome – 19.13% (18.88%)
  • Safari – 5.10% (4.93%)
  • Opera – 1.58% (1.59%)

Mobile/Tablet

  • Safari – 66.43% (66.22%)
  • Android Browser – 19.97% (19.41%)
  • Opera Mini – 8.59% (9.32%)
  • BlackBerry – 1.49% (1.45%)
  • Symbian – 0.77% (0.80%)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer – 0.68% (0.76%)
  • Chrome – 0.50% (0.34%)
  • Opera Mobile – 0.38% (0.35%)
  • Firefox – 0.02% (0.02%))

Check it out at netmarketshare.com.

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