Wait, so only 20,000 active accounts? Isn't the population of the world over 5 Billions .. that is in Billions and they only used 20,000 active accounts? So what are those active accounts? I highly doubt they really give a accurate estimation of the browser usage. Also they don't specify if IE9 was the only available browser on those accounts or not or if those user had the ability to use other browser of their own free choice??
But how is the performance tracker arriving at these results? Numbers. Lots of numbers, courtesy of its Real User Monitoring system.
Lots of number don't mean much when your only using 20,000 accounts to get all your numbers from....??? Also they seem like a company for hire to do number crunching and that itself makes me wonder whom are they favoring and whom is paying them to do this research???
I donâ€™t know what domains New Relicâ€™s Javscript runs on, but it seems reasonable to assume that these results are highly North America-centric. Any further data on the geographic breakdown of the browsers would be interesting.
I like to know those further breakdown as well. And since they provide little to know what it all came from the claims are hard to acknowledge how it was done. More need to be known about the test and hardware used to do that got such results. And with any kinda test can be to fit one criteria and leave others out as well.