March, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down

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March, 2011: Firefox, Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer - Down

With the release of Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4, it’s time to find out, how those releases affected major web browsers market share for the month of March.

Despite the launch of IE9, Microsoft’s web browser continues the downtrend. This time it has decreased by 0.85 point, from 56.77% to 55.92%.

Firefox 4 on the other hand, has helped Mozilla to recover at least some of the lost market share, up from 21.74% to 21.80% (0.06 point increase).

Just as expected, Google Chrome continues its march forward, up from 10.93% to 11.57% (0.64 point increase).

With millions of iPad sales, it’s no surprised that Safari has also increased its market share by 0.25 point, up from 6.36% to 6.61%.

Opera remains flat with 2.15% of the market share.

Thanks to Net Applications for the graph.


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  • Quest

    Looks like IE9 Lite should go out for XP too.

    • Sarjoor

      I agree. Barring the GPU acceleration stuff, IE9 would work just as well on XP.

      It’s stupid of Microsoft to use this method to attempt to makes users move to Win7.

  • Lola

    Despite criticism, Safari increase every month o.o

  • Armin

    If Safari is rising due to iPad sales, shouldn’t Opera have far more market share than is currently shown?

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      They used to display Opera Mini as a separate browser, I believe they still do that but it’s for premium subscribers only.

      Therefore, no.