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OS and browser market shares for June 2012

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OS and Browser Market Share

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for June 2012 show both OS X and Linux making incremental gains, with Windows slipping a bit compared with May’s metrics (shown in parentheses for comparison).

  • Windows – 92.23 (92.53% )
  • Mac - 6.72% (6.44%)
  • Linux - 1.05% (1.03%)

Over in the Mobile/Tablet category, the iOS enjoyed a big gain in June of about two and a half percentage points while Android advanced only slightly, Java ME’s slide continuing, and the BlackBerry resuming its fade.

  • iOS - 65.27% (62.65%)
  • Android - 19.73% (19.69%)
  • JavaME - 10.22% (12.17%)
  • BlackBerry - 1.87% (2.09%)
  • Symbian - 1.49% (1.86%)
  • Windows Phone - 0.61% (0.66%)
  • Kindle - 0.47% (0.47%)
  • Bada - 0.11 (0.13%)
  • Samsung - 0.09% (0.10%)
  • Windows Mobile - 0.08% (0.11%)

Desktop Operating Systems

In terms of OS specific versions, Windows stays in front by a wide margin, with anceint XP still tenaciously hanging on to top spot Windows 7 pulling closer, and Vista dropping a bit more. Apple’s OS X 10.7 Lion is opening up its lead over OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion showing up for the first time, and Linux stays above one percent.

Windows:

  • Windows XP - 43.61% (44.85%)
  • Windows 7 - 41.59% (40.51%)
  • Windows Vista - 6.72% (6.88%)
  • Windows 8 - 0.18% (0.13%)

Macintosh:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 - 3.12% (2.82%)
  • MacOS X 10.6 - 2.57% (2.59%)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 0.78% (0.79%)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 0.18% (0.19%)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 - 0.03%

Linux - 1.05% (1.03%)

Mobile/Tablet Operating System Versions

Apple’s iOS remains on top, with the iPad stretching out its lead in first place and the iPhone a strong second.

iOS – 65.27% (62.65%)

  • iPad - 36.68% (33.41%)
  • iPhone - 26.85% (27.29%)
  • iPod - 1.74% (1.95%)

JavaME - 10.22% (12.17%)

Android – 19.73% (19.69%)

  • Android 2.3 - 11.95% (12.41%)
  • Android 2.2 - 2.61% (2.97%)
  • Android 4.1 - 2.27% (1.43%)
  • Android 3.2 - 1.13% (1.03%)
  • Android 2.1 - 0.56% (0.65%)
  • Android 3.1 - 0.53% (0.55%)

Symbian – 1.49% (1.86%)

BlackBerry – 1.87% (2.09%)

Kindle Fire – 0.47% (0.47%)

Windows

  • Windows Phone OS 7.5 – 0.57% (0.61%)
  • Windows CE - 0.07% (0.09%)
  • Windows Phone OS 7 - 0.04% (0.05%)

For more information, visit netmarketshare.com.

Browser Share

In desktop Web browsers, we see something for which I don’t recall recent precedent—Firefox taking back some share and Chrome slipping, and Safari desktop gaining a bit as well.

In the Mobile/Tablet browser category, Safari for iOS leaps ahead again, albeit with a slightly lower margin. Android slips a smidge but remains solidly in second place. Opera Mini was down nearly two points in June, and mobile Chrome and Firefox register marginally.

Desktop browser market share:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer – 54.02% (54.05%)
  • Firefox – 20.06% (19.71%)
  • Chrome – 19.08% (19.58%)
  • Safari – 4.73% (4.62%)
  • Opera – 1.60% (1.57%)

Mobile/Tablet

  • Safari - 65.79% (63.24%)
  • Android Browser - 19.17% (19.20%)
  • Opera Mini - 10.45% (12.43%)
  • BlackBerry - 1.45% (1.63%)
  • Symbian - 0.86% (1.05%)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - 0.86% (0.74%)
  • Opera Mobile - 0.38% (0.42%)
  • Chrome - 0.14%
  • Firefox - 0.02%
  • Proprietary or Undetectable - 0.26% (0.32%)

You can check it out at netmarketshare.com.

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