August, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 2, 2011

August, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

It’s Friday, Friday…

Another month passes by as we look at the August market share stats to find out, how web browsers competed at the end of summer.

Internet Explorer is approaching the 50% market share mark, as it’s now down another 1.13 point, from 52.72% to 51.59%.

Firefox is the new IE and it continues to show, this time its market share has decreased by 0.4 point, down from 21.47% to 21.03%.

Another month and another gain for Google Chrome, in August Google’s web browser market share grew by another 0.97 point, from 13.49% to 14.46%.

Combining both desktop and mobile versions of Safari, its market share continues to climb as well, up from 7.37% to 7.71% (0.34 point increase).

Despite reporting growth in the latest financial report, all major trackers show Opera’s market share contraction, this time it went down from 1.62% to 1.58% (0.04 point decrease).

That’s all for now, folks.

Thanks to Net Applications for the graph.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Guest says:

    really starting to suspect that opera users are actually stable, just not growing enough in respect to the total amount of web capable devices…

  2. Guest says:

    Opera is one of the most common mobile browsers, thanks to Opera Mini.

  3. Guest says:

    i was referring to smartphones actually, where it’s not growing so much, see also the “other” category

  4. Armin says:

    Sucks to hear that about Firefox and Opera.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Three points.

    1/ Rarely are the best products the best selling products.   I’m enjoying my Audi R8 (Opera), I hope the Dasun Cherry (Firefox) and Austin Princess (IE) users enjoy their browsers/cars.

    2/ The entire internet userbase is expanding, that is why Opera’s userbase can increase and yet their marketshare % can decrease.

    3/ These numbers are US-centric and don’t really do Opera any justice on the global picture.  If you pay and select the global picture, I would imagine it’s a rather different story.

  6. web says:

    which are the home nation of each browser?