Android Browser Beats Opera for the First Time as the Top Mobile Web Browser

Android Browser Beats Opera for the First Time as the Top Mobile Web Browser

Opera, the most widely used web browser in feature phones has been beaten for the first time from its throne as the top mobile browser.

The Android web browser that is seen to have a rapid growth since its inception a couple of years ago has broken another record — this time leading Opera in the list of StatCounter’s Global Stats. From the most recent monthly report (February, 2012), Android browser accounts 22.67% of the market share, beating out Opera at 21.7%. Apple mobile Safari browser captured the third place; however, StatCounter accounts the iPhone and iPod Touch browsers separately. If combined, these devices could push Safari to the top spot accounting 25.36% of the market share.

Based on StatCounter’s recorded data from December 2008, Opera remains the leading browser in mobile devices which is not really that surprising due to the fact that it’s the most preferred browser in a wide range of entry-level devices even in most handsets running Nokia’s Symbian platform. The BlackBerry browser continues to decline dropping to less than half of its share in the past 12 months. [via]

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