The most popular browsers and operating systems for PCs and smartphones

NetMarketShare data for August 2018 shows that Google Chrome remains the most popular browser on PC and mobile, while Windows 7 remains slightly ahead of Windows 10 in the OS desktop scene.

Chrome’s share of the desktop market continues to increase steadily month on month, and Google’s browser now dominates over 65% of the desktop market.

Windows 7 continues to fall out of popularity and is now less than three percentage points ahead of Windows 10, which ranks in second place for desktop operating systems.

Android remains the most popular mobile operating system by far, with the number of Android 8.0 OS installs just behind Android 7.0

Apple’s iOS 11.4 ranks as the most popular individual OS version for the mobile market, however, due to the fragmentation of Android rollouts.

The most popular Internet browsers and operating systems across mobile and desktop for August 2018 are listed below.


Desktop Browser Share

Chrome

Desktop Browser Share
Chrome 65.21%
Internet Explorer 10.86%
Firefox 9.76%
Microsoft Edge 4.30%
Safari 3.65%
Opera 1.66%
Sogou Explorer 1.15%
QQ 1.14%
Yandex 0.54%
UC Browser 0.52%

Mobile Browser Share

Mobile data

Mobile Browser Share
Chrome 61.65%
Safari 23.82%
Baidu 5.90%
UC Browser 2.12%
QQ 1.79%
Opera Mini 1.65%
Android Browser 1.28%
Firefox 1.17%
Opera 0.30%
Yandex 0.12%

Desktop Operating Systems

Windows logo

Desktop OS Share
Windows 7 40.27%
Windows 10 37.80%
Mac OS X 10.13 5.86%
Windows 8.1 5.10%
Windows XP 3.30%
Linux 1.51%
Mac OS X 10.12 1.47%
Windows 8 1.04%
Mac OS X 10.11 0.98%
Ubuntu 0.65%

Mobile Operating Systems

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Mobile OS Share – Total
Android 72.79%
iOS 25.96%
Unknown 0.97%
Windows Phone OS 0.10%
Series 40 0.10%
RIM OS 0.04%
Mobile OS Share – Version
iOS 11.4 18.25%
Android 6.0 14.25%
Android 7.0 14.18%
Android 8.0 12.89%
Android 7.1 8.68%
Android 5.1 7.76%
Android 8.1 7.30%
Android 4.4 2.82%
Android 5.0 2.11%

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