Net Applications, a reputable Web site which monitors the performance of web browsers, recently came up with its latest statistics concerning this subject.
Below is the performance of the largest Web browsers still wagging their tail for February 2011.
- Internet Explorer: 56.77 – 56.00 = 0.77
- Firefox: 21.74 – 22.75 = 1.01
- Chrome: 10.93 – 10.70 = 0.23
- Safari: 6.36 – 6.30 = 0.06
- Opera: 2.15 – 2.28 = 0.13
- Others: 2.06 – 1.98 = 0.08
In the last 12 months, IE has lost 4.8 percentage points, dropping to a 56.8% share. The losses would have been even greater had Net Applications not revised its weighting methodology last month. The one-time accounting change pushed up IE’s share by the largest one-month amount since Net Applications starting tracking browser usage.
During the same period, Chrome has gained 5.3 points, while Safari has increased its share by 1.9 percentage points. Both Google and Apple are doing a great job polishing up their browsers to further capture Microsoft’s market share dwindling situation. On the other hand, Mozilla should be worried that Firefox is losing its mojo and has been leaking red ink for several months in a row. Their market share for February was 21.74 followed by Chrome breathing next to its neck with 10.93 percent.
After Apple’s recent launch of the iPad 2, I expect Safari to increase its browsing position, although Chrome is pushing ahead strong with impressive operating systems for the tablets hot market. It would be interesting to see if Microsoft can keep Internet Explorer ahead of the pack. There’s never a dull moment in the technological world. Good Day.
Source: Net Applications – Top Browser Share Trend