Browser Wars: Ultimate Browser Benchmark: Chrome 2 vs. Chrome 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 vs. Safari 4
With the release of Opera 10 Final, it’s time to find out, who is the king of performance in web browser area.
The following browsers were tested (with no settings changed):
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.6 (Alpha)
Chrome 126.96.36.199 (Beta)
Chrome 188.8.131.52 (Alpha)
Safari 4.0.3 Continue Reading
How market share data changed since last report? Let’s find out.
Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.21, from 58.69% to 58.9%.
Firefox has lost small chunk of market share and fell from 31.28% to 31.17% (0.12 decrease).
Chrome user base keeps growing, this time it went up by 0.04, from 3.38% to 3.42%.
Just like Firefox, Opera has also lost some market share. It went down from 2.67% 2.42% (0.25 decrease).
Safari continues its growth and went up by another 0.13 points, from 3.25% to 3.38%.
- Microsoft: No IE 8 tab-hang fix in the works
- Internet Explorer 8 Moves into Businesses
- Firefox 4.0 goes Chrome, will arrive with new UI in Q4 2010
- Three Firefox Add-Ons are Faulty!
- Google Chrome Updates with Security Fixes
- Opera Mini Is Most Downloaded Mobile App
- The long road to HTML 5
Thanks to Trygve Lie for links.
Earlier today Opera Software has posted their Q2 2009 financial results which are pretty good.
However, with campaigns such as “Boycott Opera”, it is interesting to check on how EU and Microsoft case has affected Opera Desktop short term user growth.
Q1, 2009 – ~40 million use Opera for PCs
Q2, 2009 – 40 million use Opera for PCs
As you can see, Opera Software has not reported Q1 vs. Q2 desktop user growth (which was 13% in 1Q vs. 4Q08), which leads to speculation that case indeed, affected PC web browser.
Of course, this could also happen due to new competitor’s products, and things might get better with Opera 10 release (set for September 1st).
Today Opera Software has revealed Q2 2009 financial results.
Some of the highlights:
Desktop users grew by 65% in 2Q vs 2Q08
29.1 million monthly users of Opera Mini in July 2009 (up 145% vs July 2008), which generated over 12 billion viewed pages (up over 223% vs July 2008)
MNOK 172.4 (+53% vs 2Q08) Continue Reading
After 3 beta releases, Opera 10 has finally reached release candidate development stage. Although this is not a final version yet, it should be quite stable and might be ready for general use.
Opera 10 Final is set for September 1st release.
- Firefox 3 about to get a major update
- Please tell me Firefox won’t ever look like this on first run. (Picture)
- Seeking web security, exploit operators prefer Firefox, Opera comes second
- Google Chrome 4 reveals the beginnings of cloud synchronization
- Xmarks extension alpha for Chrome arrives
- HTML 5 and timed media
Thanks to Chrome, Nox and Opera for links.