Q3 2011 mobile browser stats for 12 countries 2/2

Today we’ll finish the report on the Q2 2011 mobile browser stats according to StatCounter by treating the six countries with the least mobile browsing market share.

Part 1 appeared last week. Your donation for keeping this series up and running would be much appreciated.

Mexico

Mexico is slowly returning to normalcy, after an atypical second quarter. Q2 was dominated by hack, discovered in January, that allowed Opera Mini users to get free mobile internet on the T3LC3L network. Predictably, the operator was less than amused and closed the gap in May. (Not really a quick response, but still.)

Meanwhile the Opera share is dropping again, although it’s still distinctly higher than in Q1. Maybe some people who’ve switched for the free access have decided to stick with it. Or maybe Opera’s numbers will drop a bit more in Q4. We’ll see.

Q3 2011 browser stats for Mexico
Browser Q3 2011 ch Q2 2011 ch Q1 2011 Remarks
Opera 28% -9 37% +20 17%
Nokia 24% +1 23% -6 29%
Safari 15% 0 15% -11 26%
Android 12% +5 7% 0 7%
BlackBerry 10% +1 9% -3 12%
Obigo 3% +1 2% +2 -
NetFront 2% 0 2% -1 3%
Sony PSP 1% 0 1% -1 2% Play Station Portable. NetFront-based.
Sony Ericsson 1% 0 1% 0 1% NetFront-based
Dolfin 1% 0 1% +1 -
Jasmine 1% +1 0 0 -
Motorola 1% +1 0 0 0
Bolt 1% +1 0 0 0
Other 0 -2 2% 0 1%
Volatility 11% 23%
WebKit 53% +7 46% -16 62% Safari, Nokia, Android, Dolfin
Mobile 6% 0 6% +3 3% Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing

Brazil

The Brazilian market is stabilising, too. The second through sixth browser win some market share, while leader Nokia, Other browsers, and Motorola lose. (The Samsung entry is complicated.)

Brazil remains the market with most browsers in it, though. I see little reason to think that might change in the short term.

Q3 2011 browser stats for Brazil
Browser Q3 2011 ch Q2 2011 ch Q1 2011 Remarks
Nokia 29% -3 32% -4 36%
Opera 25% +2 23% +2 21%
Obigo 9% +2 7% +7 -
NetFront 9% +2 7% -4 11%
Android 8% +2 6% +1 5%
Jasmine 7% +1 6% +6 -
Motorola 3% -1 4% -2 6% Not Android. Opera? Brew-based?
Safari 3% 0 3% -1 4%
Dolfin 1% 0 1% +1 -
Samsung 1% -2 3% -9 12%
Openwave 1% 0 1% -1 2%
Bolt 1% 0 1% 0 1% WebKit-based proxy browser
BlackBerry 1% 0 1% +1 0
Sony Ericsson 1% 0 1% +1 0
Other 1% -3 4% +2 2%
Volatility 9% 21%
WebKit 42% 0 42% -16 58% Safari, Nokia, Dolfin, Android, Bolt
Mobile 4% +1 3% +1 2% Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing

China

The Chinese market shows UC Browser (the former UCWeb) regaining market share from Nokia. It’s still an open question whether this was a StatCounter bug or a genuine shift.

Q3 2011 browser stats for China
Browser Q3 2011 ch Q2 2011 ch Q1 2011 Remarks
UC Browser 62% +9 53% -10 63% Proxy browser with its own rendering engine
Nokia 16% -9 25% +10 15%
Safari 12% -1 13% +1 12%
Android 5% +1 4% 0 4%
Opera 2% 0 2% -1 3%
Samsung 1% 0 1% 0 1%
Sony Ericsson 1% 0 1% 0 1% NetFront-based
Other 1% 0 1% 0 1%
Volatility 10% 11%
WebKit 33% -9 42% +10 32% Safari, Nokia, Android
Mobile 4% +1 3% +1 2% Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing

The Netherlands

In the Netherlands Android continues winning market share from Safari, and BlackBerry wins a point, too. Safari now has less than half of the market, and should start to worry about its first place.

Q3 2011 browser stats for the Netherlands
Browser Q3 2011 ch Q2 2011 ch Q1 2011 Remarks
Safari 47% -3 50% -3 53%
Android 37% +5 32% +5 27%
BlackBerry 6% +1 5% +1 4%
Nokia 5% -2 7% -1 8%
Opera 3% 0 3% -1 4%
Dolfin 1% 0 1% +1 -
Other 1% -1 2% 0 2%
Volatility 6% 7%
WebKit 90% 0 90% 0 90% Safari, Nokia, Android, Dolfin, 10% of BlackBerry
Mobile 4% +1 3% +1 2% Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing

Egypt

In Egypt Opera Mini loses a lot of ground to a mixed bag of other browsers. I’m not sure what’s going on here, and the +3 for Other is especially hard to interpret. Still, Egyptians seem to surf less with proxy browsers and more with full ones — unless Nokia is actually the Ovi browser.

Q3 2011 browser stats for Egypt
Browser Q3 2011 ch Q2 2011 ch Q1 2011 Remarks
Opera 50% -11 61% 0 61%
Nokia 30% +4 26% -2 28%
Safari 6% +1 5% +1 4%
Android 4% +2 2% +1 1%
BlackBerry 3% +1 2% 0 2%
NetFront 1% 0 1% 0 1%
Jasmine 1% 0 1% +1 -
Dolfin 1% 0 1% +1 -
Other 4% +3 1% 0 1%
Volatility 11% 4%
WebKit 41% +7 34% -1 35% Safari, Nokia, Dolfin, Android
Mobile 2% 0 2% 0 2% Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing

Poland

In Poland Opera Mini also loses ground, this time to Android, which is now far and away the second biggest browser.

Q3 2011 browser stats for Poland
Browser Q3 2011 ch Q2 2011 ch Q1 2011 Remarks
Opera 52% -3 55% -1 56%
Android 17% +3 14% +1 13%
Nokia 9% 0 9% -1 10%
Safari 8% -1 9% -1 10%
Dolfin 4% +1 3% +3 -
NetFront 4% 0 4% 0 4%
Bolt 1% 0 1% +1 0 WebKit-based proxy browser
Obigo 1% 0 1% +1 -
Jasmine 1% 0 1% +1 -
LG 1% 0 1% +1 0 Dunno
Other 2% 0 2% -1 3%
Volatility 4% 9%
WebKit 39% +4 35% -2 37% Safari, Nokia, Android, Dolfin, Bolt
Mobile 1% 0 1% 0 1% Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing

Big Five overview

Finally, a quick overview of the Big Five in the twelve selected countries.

Big Five browsers Q2 2011 in twelve countries.
Country Safari ch Opera ch Nokia ch Android ch BlackBerry ch
Nigeria - - 90% 0 6% +1 - - - -
India 1% 0 51% -6 29% +3 2% +1 - -
South Korea 4% -2 - - - - 95% +2 - -
Indonesia 1% +1 60% +11 17% +3 6% +3 10% -18
US 39% +3 2% 0 3% -1 38% +6 14% -7
UK 37% -1 3% 0 2% -1 17% +3 38% -1
Mexico 15% 0 28% -9 24% +1 12% +5 10% +1
Brazil 3% 0 25% +2 29% -3 8% +2 1% 0
China 12% -1 2% 0 16% -9 5% +1 - -
Netherlands 47% -3 3% 0 5% -2 37% +5 6% +1
Egypt 6% +1 50% -11 30% +4 4% +2 3% +1
Poland 8% -1 52% -3 9% 0 17% +3 - -

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