According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare (http://www.netmarketshare.com), the market share for Mac OS X, Safari and iOS all rose last month.
According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 6.92% of the global market share in February compared to 6.36% in January (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 10%). Windows remains dominant with 91.92% as of January. That’s down from 92.05% in January.
When it comes to browsers, Safari had 5.24% in February. Internet Explorer had 52.84%, Firefox had 20.92% and Chrome had 18.90%. That compares to, respectively, January percentages of 4.90%, 52.96%, 20.88% and 18.94%, respectively, for the browsers.
The iOS’s still dominated in February, according to NetMarketShare. It had 60.90%, compared to 19.02% for Java ME, 14.16% for Android, 2.77% for Symbian and 2.15% for Blackberry. That compares to 53.65%, 19.19%, 18.21%, 5.20% and 2.59, respectively, in January.
NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.