It’s Friday, it’s the weekend so here’s some “interesting” stats from StatCounter, an online analytics tool.
First up we have the results of mobile OS in Ireland from Dec 2009 to Jan 2011. We can see that every September/October there’s a spike in iOS activity (due to the annual launch of a new iPhone) while Symbian (Nokia) and Sony have been in decline since March 2009. Android has made jumped massively in it’s presence in the Irish market since 2010 so it’ll be interesting to see if it can hold on to this dramatic climb once the new iPhone 4s is released on October 28th.
The top browsers in Ireland are showing similar dramatic movement with both Internet Explorer and Firefox in decline (particularly IE) and Google Chrome showing impressive growth in the market.
In the case of the most popular operating system in the Irish market we can see Windows 7 has been rapidly taken up by consumers since it’s launch in July 2009. Mac OS has stayed pretty much static over the same period while both Windows XP and vista have declined rapidly since Windows 7 launched. Windows XP can still be found on over a quarter of all pc’s which isn’t too bad for a 10 year old operating system.
Stumbleupon and Facebook remain the most popular social media sites in Ireland. Facebook it self has grown from a 10% popularity in 2009 to 40% in 2011 but has seen a decline recently which may have something to do with both Google Plus and some privacy issues.
So are you like the majority in Ireland? Are you using an Android phone and a Windows 7 powered PC with Google Chrome while frequenting Stumbleupon, or are you going anaginst the grain? Let us know below.