Archive for 2012-11-01
For the first time in our sample, browsing on mobile devices has exceeded 10% of all browsing. This actually underestimates the total amount of browsing share on mobile devices, since our sample does not contain data on apps, like maps.
Windows 8 was released on October 26th, so our reports only contain six days of October. With this in mind, Windows 8 has risen to .41% of global desktop share.
With a gain of 1.9% last month, Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 surpassed 50% usage share in the United States – reaching 51.7%. Worldwide, it gained 1.3% on Windows 7 reaching 40.3% usage share for the month of October.
Back in February
, we began adjusting our usage share numbers based on prerendering functionality in Chrome, which has been shown to inflate Chrome browsing usage share. In October, Chrome prerendering reached a high of 11.1% in our sample of websites - as compared to the initial 4.3% we saw in February when we began adjusting for prerendering.