Archive for 2011-07-01
Mobile and tablet platforms now account for over 5% of all browsing on the internet and over 8.2% in the United States. These devices include all iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Java ME devices.
In the United States, browsing by device type is as follows:
|Device Type||U.S. Browsing Share|
The iPad now exceeds 1% of all browsing on the internet, and over 2.1% in the United States.
Internet Explorer 9 was intentionally designed for Windows 7 for better performance and integration into the Windows 7 experience, while not providing support for Windows XP. This strategy was implemented by Microsoft in order to focus resources on modern versions of Windows and compete more effectively within a narrower focus.
We have been tracking this strategy since it was implemented, because what is happening with browsers on Windows 7+ is a more accurate predictor of the future of browser share. So, is it working? IE 9 is now at 15.61% on Windows 7 globally, and 19.56% in the United States for the month of June, in both cases, second only to IE 8. On the last day of June, IE 9 was at 17.0% on Windows 7 globally and 21.8% in the United States