February, 2012: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox – Down

By | March 7, 2012 | 10 Comments



After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.

For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.

Surpassing the 20% mark, Firefox has no intentions of changing the trend, down from 19.35% to 18.97%, 0.38 point decrease.

After last month’s drop, Google Chrome has pretty much recovered from the drop, up from 17.20% to 17.48%, 0.2 point increase.

Slowly edging towards the 10% market, Safari’s market share has increased by a 0.01 point, up from 9.27% to 9.28%.

After some consolidation, Opera’s market share went up from 1.54% to 1.60%, reaching the level last seen on July 2011 (0.06 point increase).

That’s all for now, folks.


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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 FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • Chris Bleszinski

    Is apparently an error in the table at the end of the FireFox… :)

  • Marek Raida

    Strange, looking at market share I see upward trend for Firefox, not downward ;-)

  • Armin

    Good to see Firefox and Opera moving up again although I am slightly worried about IE regaining market share. Yea, yea, IE9 is supposed to be good, but we don’t know which of the IEs went up in market share. Was it IE7? IE8? IE9? Heck, could it be IE6?

  • Anonymous

    It’s good to see Opera regaining some ground. What hit it so hard in June last year?

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      Not sure but Opera 11.50 was released at that time

      • Anonymous

        Interesting observation. 11.50 was a fantastic release, IMO, but maybe it had site compatibility/stability problems that turned people away.

  • Mkah

    Not much movement, Firefox gained the most after IE  & other was the only loser.

  • Socorrosocorra

    According to Statcounter (gs.statcounter.com), Firefox market share increased this month.

  • Armin

    Vygantas, are you sure Firefox dropped in market share?

  • Anonymous

    Fix the Firefox thing you blumbering fool ;)