When Can I Use has posted a nice browser usage table, which includes mobile browsers and a breakdown by browser version. Compared with the browser market share analysis at Wikipedia, the numbers do line up quite well for the major categories, although there are some interesting discrepancies when you get down into the weeds.
I love looking at statistics and seeing what jumps out at you. What I see from these numbers today, here in September of 2011, is this:
- IE is only 39% of browser market share now. Remember ten years ago? Yeah, times have changed.
- Chrome is doing quite well. It’s going to overtake Firefox at this rate. 21% – that’s amazing.
- Going by the When Can I Use analysis, if you combine Chrome, Safari, iOS, and Android, you have about 29% market share for WebKit browsers.
- If these trends continue, and I see every indication that they will, Google Chrome will become the dominant browser platform sometime in the first half of 2012.
Fascinating. I’m going to need to make more popcorn.