StatCounter research suggests iPhone users will migrate quickly to new iOS 11

New data shows Apple success in migrating iPhone users to latest operating systems

StatCounter Global Stats launches new resource to analyse breakdown of operating system versions across iOS, Android and macOS

San Francisco, CA; Thursday, 14th September, 2017: iPhone users are likely to quickly adopt Apple’s new iOS 11 based on current adoption analysis , according to new OS version stats StatCounter launched today.

iOS 11 is scheduled to be released from Tuesday. StatCounter has added a breakdown of the various versions of iOS, Android and Mac operating systems used to access the internet to its Global Stats research tool.

It found that over 70% of Apple’s iPhone internet usage is currently through its last operating system (iOS 10.3), while just 12.6% of Google’s Android usage is via its most recent version.

“We’ve added breakdowns of iOS, Android and Mac versions in response to requests from developers and analysts,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.

StatCounter Global Stats is a free to all application which allows media, developers, analysts and all those interested in monitoring who is winning the battle to control the internet. It provides monthly and daily updates by individual country or region categorised by browser, operating systems, search, mobile v desktop, device vendor and social media.

StatCounter’s (www.statcounter.com) core business is to provide companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities with the data to measure visitor activity on their website, blog or forum. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats grew out of the volume of research material it was able to harness from 10 billion page views per month to more than two million websites.

The new data finds that 71.4% of iOS internet usage worldwide is through 10.3 with 8.6% via the previous 10.2 version and 7.7% by 9.3.

In the Android space just 12.6% of internet usage is via its latest 7.0 Nougat; 33.3% is through 6.0 Marshmallow OS, with 20.9% via 5.1 Lollipop.

Apple is less effective in migrating Mac users compared to mobile with 48.9% of Mac internet usage through its latest macOS Sierra; 22.8% via OS X El Capitan and 16% through OS X Yosemite.

macOS Version Market Share

For more info: http://gs.statcounter.com

Android overtakes Windows for first time

“Milestone in technology history and end of an era” as Microsoft no longer owns dominant OS

Android now world’s most popular operating system in terms of internet usage

San Francisco, CA and Dublin, Ireland; 3rd April, 2017: Google’s Android has overtaken Microsoft Windows for the first time as the world’s most popular operating system (OS) in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.

The research arm of StatCounter, the independent web analytics company, finds that in March, Android topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share with 37.93%, which puts it marginally ahead of Windows (37.91%) for the first time.

“This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s. It also represents a major breakthrough for Android which held just 2.4% of global internet usage share only five years ago.”

Cullen said that main drivers of the breakthrough were growth of smartphones to access the internet, a decline in sales of traditional PCs and the impact of Asia on the global market.

However, Windows still dominates the worldwide operating system desktop market (PC and laptop) with a 84% internet usage share in March.

“Windows won the desktop war but the battlefield moved on,” said Cullen. “It will be difficult for Microsoft to make inroads in mobile but the next paradigm shift might give it the opportunity to regain dominance. That could be in Augmented Reality, AI, Voice or Continuum (a product that aims to replace a desktop and smartphone with a single Microsoft powered phone).”

In North America Windows (all versions) maintained its lead across all platforms with 39.5% share in March followed by iOS (25.7%) and Android (21.2%). It’s a similar story in Europe where Windows (51.7%) is more than twice the level of Android (23.6%). However, in Asia, Android is on 52.2% compared to 29.2% for Windows.

OS market share map: http://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share#monthly-201703-201703-map

Android challenges Windows as world’s most popular operating system in terms of internet usage

Development would have been “unthinkable” five years ago

“Windows has won desktop war but battlefield has moved on”

In what StatCounter describes as “unthinkable five years ago”, Google’s Android is challenging Microsoft Windows as the world’s most popular operating system (OS) in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.

The research arm of StatCounter, the independent web analytics company, finds that in February 2017, while Windows remained top of worldwide OS internet usage market share with 38.6%, Android came within striking distance on 37.4%.

“The idea of Android almost matching Windows would have been unthinkable five years ago,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “In January 2012 Windows held 82% global internet usage share compared to just 2.2% for Android.”

He said that the development was a function of the growth of smartphones to access the internet as well as a slowdown in sales of traditional PCs plus the impact of Asia on the global market.

Windows still dominates the worldwide operating system desktop market (PC and laptop) with a 84.1% internet usage share in February.

“Windows has won the desktop war but the battlefield has moved on,” said Cullen.

StatCounter recently reported that in October 2016 internet usage by mobile and tablet devices exceeded desktop and laptop worldwide for the first time.

In North America Windows (all versions) maintained its lead across all platforms with 40.7% share in February followed by iOS (24.9%) and Android (20.3%). It’s a similar story in Europe where Windows (51.8%) is more than twice the level of Android (23.5%). However, in Asia, Android is now over 50% (51.8%) compared to 29.8% for Windows.

OS market share map: http://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share#monthly-201702-201702-map

StatCounter data also finds that Windows 10 overtook Windows 7 for the first time in North America in December.

“Windows 10 will need to maintain momentum in order to combat the steady march of Android across all markets,” added Aodhan Cullen.

The data is based on StatCounter Global Stats for which the company has recently released a major upgrade. This provides media, researchers, analysts and interested consumers with a free service to help analyse internet wars as the major vendors battle for dominance across operating systems, search, browsers, desktop and mobile.

StatCounter (www.statcounter.com) has also launched an upgrade of its core website which provides web analytics, including a free option, to help companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities measure, analyse and understand visitors to their own sites.

“We’ve always focused on ease of use and with these upgrades we wanted to make both services even more intuitive, usable and accessible,” commented Aodhan Cullen.

StatCounter Global Stats data is based on over 15 billion page views per month to over 2.5 million websites. Further information: http://gs.statcounter.com/faq

To analyse individual countries or regions see: http://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share

EnglishLeap Introduces New Features to enhance English Language Learning

A new update of EnglishLeap, one of the top 10 free apps for English language learners is now available on the Google Play Store for Android phones. Users can learn English through 11 vernacular languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia and Urdu. Users already using the app will get notifications to update the app to the latest version.

The new version of EnglishLeap App is integrated with more user-friendly features. Commenting on the new version, Mr. Saurabh Chopra, Managing Director of Leap Learning Solution, said, “We are committed to innovation and delivering greater value to our customers. It is our constant endeavor to raise the level of engagement with our users and provide an enriching user experience”

The new features in the app are:

Users can now learn English through 11 Vernacular languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia and Urdu. In addition, users can also choose to learn in English.

Daily Quizzes – Quizzes on various aspects of the English language are sent to users on a daily basis.

Vocabulary – Users can check the meaning of any word through this feature. Users can listen to the pronunciation, see the synonyms & antonyms and even see example sentences. Users can also bookmark any word to refer to it as per their convenience. There is also a gaming feature, where users can play a vocabulary quiz to strengthen their vocabulary.

Learning Videos – Users can refer to video modules on the popular English concepts through this feature.

My preferred learning time – Users can set their preferred time of learning and at that time a reminder is sent to the user encouraging them to visit the app and continue learning.

EnglishLeap follows the well established European CEFR framework for language learning. The app allows each user the flexibility to learn anywhere, anytime. The easy to use application also allows a user to participate and challenge friends or fellow App users, enabling them to learn and play at the same time. EnglishLeap has helped many learners to master the English language. Learning English is the need of the hour and apps such as EnglishLeap are offering the perfect avenue for enthusiasts to learn the language.

Google Slides mobile app now support Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay

Google released today new update of their Slides mobile app for Android and iOS devices. The company has finally added support for Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay in this release.

This is pretty useful as users can now broadcast their presentations right from their smartphone to a large screen display like a projector or television connected with a compatible casting device.

Google said:

When you’re up on the big screen, you can use your smaller screen to advance slides, view speaker notes and stay on track with a built-in timer. This way you can focus more on telling your story and engaging your audience…instead of on logistics.

Google Docs Blog: Show up, don’t set up—Google Slides supports Chromecast and AirPlay

Gmail on Android now has a unified view for multiple email accounts

Google has rolled out a major update of their Gmail app for Android devices.

The biggest new feature in this update is a new unified Inbox for all connected email accounts. You can now check all your emails in a single view properly stacked into conversations which was a Gmail innovation.

Google said:

You’ve told us threaded conversations are one of your favorite Gmail features because they keep your messages organized and give you all the context you need to reply to those long email threads. Now messages from your Yahoo, Outlook.com and other IMAP/POP accounts will get the same special treatment, appearing neatly stacked as one conversation.

There are some other visual updates including faster animations and better preview of attachments. Google has also enhanced the search engine in the app to offer better autocomplete support.

Great news.

Official Gmail Blog: All your mail, together in one place

Google Chrome 42 on Android adds support for native notifications from web services!

Google has great news for web developers around the world. The company has just announced support for Push API and Notification API in Chrome 42 for Android devices.

Using these technologies, mobile web apps can now send native system notifications to users. Google said:

The Push API and Notification API are now available for Developers in Chrome 42! The Push API in Chrome relies on a few different pieces of technology, including Web App Manifests and Service Workers.

Push Notifications on the Open Web