July, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down

By | August 9, 2012 | 7 Comments


Another month, another market share report and this time it’s for the desktop web browsers.

With the upcoming release of IE10, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.02% to 53.93% (0.09 point decrease).

After a streak of market share loses, it looks like Firefox has recovered and has since increased its market share by 0.1 point, up from 20.06% to 20.16%.

Google Chrome will have to wait for the 20% mark as it continues to trend downward, this time by 0.2 point, from 19.08% to 18.88%.

With the release of Safari 6, Apple’s web browser is up by 0.2 point, from 4.73% to 4.93%.

Last but not least in the list: Opera, down by 0.01 point, from 1.60% to 1.59%.

That’s all for now, folks.


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  • http://www.comichippo.com/ ComicHippo

    Source ?

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

      Click on the graph

      • http://www.comichippo.com/ ComicHippo

        Thanks . BTW which are more accurate – the above one , statcounter or net applications one ? . All seem to give different results .

        • Dan7960

          None are accurate. These graphs are a complete waste of time!

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

          They both have different tracking methods and sources, I prefer netapplications

  • Mehran

    53.93% for IE? impossible
    The tracking methods and sources you mention are BS!
    It means almost anyone on windows machines use IE, don’t fool yourself.

  • Mikah

    Funny that statcounter & net applications are within 3% for Firefox & Safari & 0.05% for Opera but Chrome the diff is 14.46% & IE is 20.75%
    Statcounter has Chrome at 33.59% & IE at 32.85%.

    Net applications track unique visitors & probably the majority of users of the internet are tech illiterate & use IE
    Statcounter tracks page views ,Chrome Firefox or Opera users are likely to browse more than IE users & rack up a lot more page views.

    Statcounter has Firefox at 22.85% I’ve no idea why its page views should be less than Chromes.
    My take is its statistics so both net apps & statcounter are likely to be wrong but I favor Stacounter to be the more accurate.