Browser market in December.... and I was right!
Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:03:06 PM
On the desktop all browsers gained market share on the cost of IE going down considerably from above 40 to about 38,5% in just one month.
This is even more dramatic if one looks on which versions of IE are currently used. IE8 is still the most important with more than 22% and IE9 does not even hold half of it. Worse than that IE9 isn't really gaining market share very quickly and is still below 11% (+0,6% in december).
If IE loses market share on that speed, they will end up with about 20% in IE9 when IE10 comes out in Summer 2012. And than the battle that is now nearing an end around IE6 will start with IE8.
Because as long as IE8 has considerable market share, HTML5 will not be accessible to a huge number of users.
On the mobile browser market (which now accounts for over 7% of all site views and is gaining importance) Opera gained nearly 2% to over 24% market share while the iPhone and Android browser both lost some.
So if you look at my last post, I was totally right about the developments.
I hope Opera will continue to gain market share on the desktop and IE8 won't stop people from developing modern web pages.