Browser stats for November

It’s time for the browser stats for November; as always according to StatCounter. They’re not very exciting this month, although several long-term trends are confirmed.

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Mobile

There’s not much news on the mobile front. Safari and Others win a point; Android and BlackBerry lose one. This is the first time Android has ever lost even a tiny bit of market share. As to BlackBerry, it’s clearly shedding market share every month. Safari climbs a bit and thus widens the gap with Opera.

Global mobile browser stats, November 2011
Browser November 2011 ch October 2011 Remarks
Safari 24% +1 23% iPhone and iPod Touch
Opera 22% 0 22% Mini and Mobile combined
Android 20% -1 21%
Nokia 12% 0 12%
BlackBerry 8% -1 9%
UC Browser 5% 0 5% Chinese proxy browser
NetFront 3% 0 3%
Dolfin 1% 0 1% Samsung bada
Obigo 1% 0 1% For LG phones as well as Brew MP. Version 10 is WebKit-based
Samsung 1% 0 1% Samsung’s non-Android, non-Jasmine, non-Dolfin browsers
Jasmine 1% 0 1% Samsung NetFront-based and early WebKit-based
Other 2% +1 1%
Volatility 2%
WebKit 58% 0 58% Safari, Nokia, Android, Dolfin, 10% of BlackBerry
Mobile 7% 0 7% Mobile browsing as percentage of all browsing

Desktop

On the desktop front the big news is that Chrome has passed Firefox as the second desktop browser worldwide. Surprisingly, IE gains a point this month, though that may be a statistical artifact.

Global desktop browser stats, November 2011
Browser November 2011 ch October 2011 ch September 2011 ch August 2011
IE 41% +1 40% -2 42% 0 42%
Chrome 26% +1 25% +1 24% +1 23%
Firefox 25% -1 26% -1 27% 0 27%
Safari* 6% 0 6% +1 5% 0 5%
Opera 2% 0 2% 0 2% 0 2%
Others 0 -1 1% +1 0 -1 1%
Volatility 2% 3% 1%

* Safari includes 1.25% iPad.

This is the blog of Peter-Paul Koch, mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer. You can also follow him on Twitter.
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