Archive for 2010-08-01
Upon the version 4 release, the iPhone posted its largest single-month usage gain ever in July. This gain comes amid persistent reports of antenna problems. Global usage share jumped from .59% to June to .7% in July. In comparison, the May to June share was esssentially flat. However, this is a typical share pattern prior to the release of a major upgrade, since buyers hold off purchasing until the new release
In more good news for Apple, the iPhone grew usage share at over twice the pace of Android.
In July, Windows 7 surpassed Windows Vista in global usage share. However, Windows XP is still the leading operating system by far, with double the share of Vista and 7 combined.
Internet Explorer extended its usage share gains by another .42% in July, gaining about 1% global share since May. This is the second month in a row of global gains for Internet Explorer and the third straight month of gains for Internet Explorer 8 in the United States. The gain comes at the expense of Firefox (-.9%) and Chrome (-.08%).
Internet Explorer 8.0 extended its lead as the world's leading browser by gaining .98% share globally (all editions included).
On July 27th, Yahoo Japan announced a deal with Google
where Yahoo Japan would switch to Google's search and advertising technology. This is a departure from Yahoo's agreement with Microsoft to provide such technology. Yahoo Japan can do this since Yahoo is only a minority shareholder in the company.
The impact of this deal is made greater due to Yahoo Japan's relatively large market share in Japan, with about 40% of all searches in July compared to about 6% worldwide.