Here are the mobile browser statistics according to StatCounter for April 2011 as well as Q1 2011. Little change; boring entry.
In April 2011 Safari and Opera gained 1 point, and BlackBerry and Samsung lost 1 point. That’s all.
|Browser||April 2011||ch||March 2011||ch||Feb 2011||Remarks|
|Safari||23%||+1||22%||-2||24%||iPhone and iPod Touch. iPad not included.|
|Opera||22%||+1||21%||0||21%||Mini and Mobile combined|
|BlackBerry||13%||-1||14%||0||14%||WebKit-based BB6 browser still marginal|
|WebKit||55%||0||55%||-2||57%||Safari, Nokia, Android, Samsung|
|Mobile||5%||0||5%||+1||4%||Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing|
Samsung’s loss surprises me; according to theory it should be a global winner. But maybe it’s a statistical artifact that will be corrected next month.
Then the Q1 2011 stats; I could have published these last month but I forgot due to my impending travels.
Here we see a shift towards Android and Safari, while BlackBerry loses ground. It’s clear now that BlackBerry’s 18% in Q4 2010 was its high-water mark, and that it is going down. Meanwhile Android remains the big winner (again 3 points growth), while Safari and Nokia remain roughly stable and Opera loses very slowly.
The struggle for the third place remains unpredictable: Nokia leads now, where last quarter it was BlackBerry. Despite its growth Android does not seem to be able to move beyond place 4. But maybe next quarter.
|Browser||Q1 2011||ch||Q4 2010||ch||Q3 2010||Remarks|
|WebKit||58%||+6||52%||0||52%||Safari, Nokia, Android, Samsung|
|Mobile||5%||+1||4%||+1||3%||Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing|
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