[INFOGRAPHIC] Browser Wars: Find Out Who Dominates This Year

By Posted in Top Post, Using Our Products 5 February 2014

Diehard Safari fan? Well, you may want to consider switching to Chrome if browser speed is of any importance to you. That’s what the data in our latest Browser Wars infographic tells us.

Using our Real User Monitoring (RUM) feature, we’ve once again culled the average browser speeds experienced by end users of nearly 3 million application instances and the data doesn’t lie. The last time we put browsers head to head back in November 2012, Safari was voted most popular browser on Mac operating systems despite the fact that Chrome dominated in speed. This year, it’s the same case—users are still gravitating towards Safari even though Chrome (and Firefox) are light years faster on a Mac. It may also be hard to believe that Blackberry 5 *still* reigns as the fastest mobile browser (who would have thought?). Just goes to show that you need to listen to the data.

And remember: No matter how perfect your app code is, your end users’ experience can still suffer if the browser they’re using is slow. So stay in the know with the data below. 

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**According to the raw data reported to our database from devices, our report showed BlackBerry 5.0 as the fastest mobile browser speed with an average page load time of 1.55 seconds. Note, our data sets report the versioning number (which is the number of the browser), not OS, directly from the phone. For an iPhone comparison, even though the phone is running iOS 7, the browser version would be independent of OS. 

About the author

Asami Novak is a content strategy and development manager at New Relic. Prior to joining the New Relic team, she wrote marketing & ad copy for a variety of B2B and B2C companies. Her editorial writing has appeared in WIRED and Dwell, among other publications.

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