A pretty graph as we enter the new year

I have previously talked about how unreliable browser statistics are (for example, a browser reported as having fewer users than Opera on the desktop is being reported as having nearly twice the market share Opera does). Still, people are continuing to report on these market share numbers, so I thought I would share this nice looking graph with you all:

Correct or not, it sure looks nice! Let's continue that trend in 2010, shall we?

By the way, many Nokia phones come with Opera preinstalled, so some of those Nokias could in fact be Opera!


13 thoughts on “A pretty graph as we enter the new year

  1. Let's remember not to jump to conclusions based on these graphs. Apple is probably overrepresented because of Safari's poor caching, while Opera is likely underrepresented because things like aggressive caching and multiple users per Opera Mini server.

  2. Originally posted by DanielHendrycks:

    It's also nice to see Apple is loosing momentum. (I really dislike that company)


  3. Originally posted by Micky:

    Yes, nice to see. But desktop share stats doesn't look so good…

    Says who?Based on what?Did you even read the blog post? It clearly explained how those desktop stats are BOGUS. When they can claim that Chrome has 2x higher market share than Opera despite Opera having more users than Chrome, that should tell you something about how useless those stats are!

  4. Not even that, you evil fool. Purdi, it's just a technical distinction. At the moment Opera tries to avoid reloading files that are in the cache. To my knowledge this means that single-pixel tracking images should only be requested once every few hours at most…? On the other hand, Chrome will aggressively cache content from links that you have not even clicked yet. These factors would combine to reduce Opera's traffic and increase Chrome's traffic.Similar things are happening in the mobile market, because Opera Mini traffic is collected by small server farms. It is possible that Opera for Devices as a whole, may hold 60% of total non-computer pageviews (or more). But not a one of us can truly be sure.

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