Local mobile browser markets: Indonesia

It’s instructive to take a good look at some local mobile browser market stats, as always by StatCounter. Today we treat Indonesia.

Indonesia resembles Nigeria and India, but is less extreme than these two. The total mobile market share is a bit over one in three — nothing to sneeze at, but way less than India’s 6 in 10.

Here, too, we see lots of proxy browsers at the top of the market, but contrary to Nigeria and India, UC is not yet a major factor Therefore Opera (Mini) remains top dog, while Nokia (Xpress) is in the number 3 spot. Non-proxy Android WebKit (lots of cheap Android devices) is in second place. Like India, the total market share of certain non-proxy browsers is about 25%, with Android taking the bulk.

BlackBerry still remains above wipe-out level (Indonesia used to be a BlackBerry stronghold), and several modern browsers as well as NetFront make up the long tail. Chrome and IE have landed, but haven’t grown above marginal level yet. The same for Safari — Indonesia is not really an iPhone country, due to costs. NetFront will disappear.

And we spot Firefox in the wild. Since Firefox OS has 0% market share in Indonesia this 1% Firefox consists of downloaded browsers on Android. [Wanted to add a link to that 0%, but StatCounter’s interface is too shitty. But I’ve seen it.]

Mobile browser stats for Indonesia
Browser Q3 2013 ch Q2 2013 ch Q1 2013 ch Q4 2012
Opera 56% -2 58% -6 64% -1 65%
Android 16% +2 14% +3 11% +2 9%
Nokia 12% -1 13% +1 12% -1 13%
UC 5% +1 4% 0 4% +1 3%
BlackBerry 4% 0 4% 0 4% -1 5%
Safari 2% 0 2% 0 2% +1 1%
Chrome 2% +1 1% 0 1% +1 -
NetFront 1% 0 1% 0 1% -1 2%
Firefox 1% 0 1% +1 - - -
IE 1% +1 - - - - -
Other 0 -2 2% +1 1% -1 2%
Volatility 5% 6% 5%
Mobile 37% +4 33% +4 29% +2 27%

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