Quantcast data tells us about browser share from across its sample of publishers, revealing the changing fortunes of the Unix-based OS and its Windows imitator.
“Data shows that in January 2010, Microsoft Windows accounted for 86.8% share of North American web consumption, Apple OS X accounted for 10.9%, and mobile browsers accounted for 1.3%,” at least that’s what VentureBeat tells us.
Apple’s relative share has grown by 29.4% in the past year, while Windows lost 3.8%. Mobile increased the most in the past year, more than doubling its share of web consumption. (The iPhone and iPod touch grabbed over 60 percent of mobile web consumption in Jan 2010 in North America).
Windows XP still rules the roost in businesses, with both Vista and the rapidly gaining Windows 7 having a home bias, Wuantcast informs.