Android Browser Now Most Popular Mobile Browser

With all the options Android users have for browsers, from Firefox to Dolphin to Chrome, it’s still not that surprising that the most used is the stock Android browser that comes pre-installed on most Android devices. But how does it stack up over all mobile browsers on all platforms? Apparently, very well, according to the latest statistics report from analytics firm StatCounter.

The Android browser has finally taken the lead over its competitors this month with a 22.67% share, and is now the top mobile browser in the world. Opera comes in a close second at 21.7%, followed by Apple’s 21.06%. This is a 2.47% increase over last year, when the Android browser ended up at 20.2%. Opera dropped from last year’s 24.22%, while Apple’s Safari browser increased from December’s 18.41%.

Nokia came in next at 11.24%, followed by Blackberry at 6.53%, but each is generally trending downward, the latter’s chart looking like a good hill to sled down. Check out the chart after the break.


Though some of the browser choices available on Android are arguably better than the stock browser, most folks may find Google’s bundled browser to be good enough for most of their uses. If you’re reading this site, you’re probably a little more savvy than most Android users worldwide and have already experimented with alternative browsers, but the fact is that the majority of folks probably just use what comes with their devices.

So what browsers do you use on your Android device?

source: statcounter

 

 

 


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  • Jason Swain NZ

    Will be using Chrome brower of course once I get ICS but until then its stock android browser… and I do a fair amount of browsing from my phone as well

  • Martin

    I’ve tried most of the alternative browsers but I’ve always found the default one the best for me; the others seem to hog screen space by default.  I use Chrome for desktop so I’ll probably use that when I get my next phone.

  • Robhorton

    Using Chrome and loving it!!!

  • miracleman

    I used dolphin while on honeycomb (ASUS Transformer), but loaded chrome beta as soon as I was upgraded to ICS. I plan to keep using Chrome.

  • Coumbaya

    Right now I’m reading you inside feedly, but otherwise I use the default ICS brower, because chrome lacks the true fullscreen ( no url bar, no notification bar) functionality.

  • Coumbaya

    Right now I’m reading you inside feedly, but otherwise I use the default ICS brower, because chrome lacks the true fullscreen ( no url bar, no notification bar) functionality.

  • http://twitter.com/Smurfe Scuba Steve

    Dolphin HD here

  • Jaloopa

    I’ve tried a few different ones, never got onwith dolphin. I’m currently using maxthon.