Mountain Lion grabs OS X web traffic lead from Lion
Cupertino, CA, United States (4E) – Apple’s most recent Apple OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) has grabbed the lead from Lion (10.7) for majority share of OS X web traffic. Mountain Lion holds 32 percent of total OS web traffic according to metric firm Net Applications while its predecessor Lion dropped down to 28 percent.
Two months ago, Lion led with 30 percent of web traffic compared to Mountain Lion with 29 percent. The web traffic share among OS X for Snow Leopard (10.6) didn’t undergo any changes in its percentage. Snow Leopard holds a solid 29 percent of web traffic. It’s the second most used Apple OS.
Users don’t seem to be directly upgrading from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, skipping the upgrade to Lion altogether. Plus, in order to install Mountain Lion the previous version of Lion is required.
Even with Snow Leopard’s strong showing, Mountain Lion’s growth over the past months is very encouraging. It took only five months for Mountain Lion to become the most used Apple OS. In comparison, Lion needed 10 months to wrestle away the top spot from Snow Leopard.
OS X upgrades are instrumental for consumers to stay updated on the latest software ecosystem. The statistics show that users are shifting to newer versions of OS X quicker than before.