January, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Opera Mini, Android – Down

By | February 4, 2013 | 4 Comments



As the “New Year” passes by, it’s time to take a look at the mobile market share data for January, 2013, which includes one new player: Internet Explorer.

Even though Apple did not increase its market share during Christmas holidays, Safari did manage to regain some of it last month, up from 60.56% to 61.02% (0.46 point increase).

After the initial spike to 26%, Android Browser has lost pretty much all of its gains and is edging towards the 20% mark, down from 22.10% to 21.46% (0.64 point decrease).

It looks like Opera Mini is back below the 10% mark, down from 10.71% to 9.84% (0.87 point decrease).

Google Chrome on the other hand had a solid bump and has since crossed the 2% barrier, up from 1.48% to 2.02% (0.54 point increase).

Finally, Internet Explorer has managed to increase its market share by 0.18 point, up from 1.16% to 1.34%, not a bad start but we wonder who will reach 10% mark first, IE or Chrome.

Overall, no major nor drastic changes. That’s all for now, folks.


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  • Przemysław Lib

    You are crazy :D

    How can you suggest that OS that do not have 4% is smartphone sales can reach 10% of web usage :D

    But heaving dreams is good. Or so they say ;)

    • http://twitter.com/FavBrowser FavBrowser

      Mobile is more than just a smart phones.

      And if that was the case, iPhone should have 0% of the market share, because that’s what it had years ago, unless of course… market share is not a constant.

      • Przemysław Lib

        Apart from smartphones WinP do not have any presence. So if you pick broader market, than actual market share for WinP would be even smaller.

        iPhone had 1y ago 0% of market share? Something is missing in your sentence.

  • barkee99

    Suspect 60%+ only identify as safari but less than half are actually running safari or even on an ios device