StatCounter Global Stats for the Philippines
Been using StatCounter for the longest time now and they just opened a new section for Global Stats that I thought were pretty interesting. The graphs below indicate the trends of internet users in the Philippines.
First up is browser usage and it’s surprising that according to their data Firefox has become the leading browser and the chart indicates it crossed the line sometime in August 2008 (Firefox 3 Download Day was in June).
Not sure why Windows Media Player is included in the browser but that could have been counted under IE too. Then again, a webpage is launched whenever you fire up Windows Media Player.
As for Search Engine Usage, Google took the bigger share of the pie at 63% while Yahoo! is at 34% (Microsoft took 2% and Ask 1%). No surprise there but if you compare that to the worldwide stats, Google is way ahead at 90% against Yahoo’s 5.75%.
Lastly, Mobile OS — SymbianOS still dominates the space with an average usage of 72% followed by the iPhone OS at 15%.
The graph shows a trend that share of Symbian OS is still growing compared to iPhone OS (that’s thousands of iPhone users against millions of Nokia owners in the country).
* Stats are based on aggregate data collected by StatCounter on a sample exceeding 4 billion pageviews per month collected from across the StatCounter network of more than 3 million websites. Stats are updated and made available every 4 hours, however are subject to quality assurance testing and revision for 7 days from publication.