There was a time when Nokia’s Symbian OS and Opera Mini browser used to dominate the markets, but things soon changed, and Apple managed to dominate most of the battlefields. While iPhone dominated the smartphone battlefield, Apple’s Safari browser simply outsmarted all the mobile browsers by leaps and bounds.
Safari Has More Market Share than All the Other Major Browsers Put Together
According to latest stats, Safari has 61.79% of the market share, while the Android browser stands at 21.86%, followed by Opera Mini, Chrome, and IE at 8.4%, 2.43% and 1.99% respectively.
Of late, Safari had been losing ground, and its market share was reported to be just 55.41 percent in February, and some of the technology geeks were predicting that in 2013, finally Chrome, and Android browsers may be able to outsmart Safari after all. However, Apple has made a great come-back, marking an increase of healthy 7%.
When you look at YTD growth, Safari had 60.5 percent market-share in March 2012, and that indicates a meagre growth of 2.09%, but once again when you take a look back at the 2013 stats, you’ll reckon the growth to be a good comeback.
Quick Lowdown at the Specific Mobile Browser Versions
When you consider the specific mobile browser versions, Safari 6.0 tops the list with 38.5% share, while the Android browser 4.0 stands at just
21.5%, and IE 10 has been struggling hard, but it hasn’t been able to surpass the 2% mark quite yet. As a matter of fact, it just managed to grab 2.9% market-share among the desktop browsers last month.
We’ll have to wait and watch if the other mobile browsers will manage to make a comeback in the next three quarters of 2013, but as on date, Safari certainly turns out to be the king of mobile browsers.