The most popular operating systems and browsers for PCs and smartphones

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

Chrome’s share of the desktop market continues to increase steadily month on month, and it 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 and Android 8.1 installs now comfortably leading older Android operating systems.

Apple’s iOS 12.1 competes closely with these operating systems in the mobile market, due to the fragmentation of Android rollouts and relatively slower adoption.

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


Desktop Browser Share

Chrome

Desktop Browser Share
Chrome 65.67%
Internet Explorer 9.64%
Firefox 8.96%
Microsoft Edge 4.22%
Safari 3.74%
Sogou Explorer 1.73%
QQ 1.68%
Opera 1.56%
Unknown 0.85%
Yandex 0.67%

Mobile Browser Share

Mobile data

Mobile Browser Share
Chrome 62.53%
Safari 29.12%
Firefox 1.55%
UC Browser 1.39%
Android Browser 1.25%
QQ 1.25%
Baidu 1.15%
Opera Mini 1.05%
Opera 0.36%
Yandex 0.18%

Desktop Operating Systems

Windows logo

Desktop OS Share
Windows 7 38.39%
Windows 10 38.14%
Windows 8.1 4.59%
Windows XP 4.23%
Mac OS X 10.14 3.57%
Mac OS X 10.13 3.20%
Linux 1.47%
Mac OS X 10.12 1.36%
Windows 8 0.93%
Unknown 0.85%

Mobile Operating Systems

Android Logo

Mobile OS Share – Total
Android 67.71%
iOS 30.79%
Unknown 1.29%
Series 40 0.08%
Windows Phone OS 0.06%
Linux 0.03%
Mobile OS Share – Version
Android 8.0 15.35%
Android 8.1 13.31%
iOS 12.1 10.76%
Android 6.0 10.69%
Android 7.0 10.50%
iOS 12.0 10.01%
Android 7.1 5.76%
Android 5.1 5.42%
iOS 11.4 4.35%

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