Fresh statistics have been released into the wild by Net Applications for June 2012. Net Applications’ statistics are based on the activity of about 160 million visitors per month to Web sites using its services.
These are the latest figures on the performance of the behemoths of the Internet as far as Web browsing is concerned.
- Internet Explorer: 54.02– 54.05 = 0.03 percent
- Firefox: 20.06 – 19.71 = 0.35 percent
- Chrome: 19.08 – 19.58 = 0.50 percent
- Safari: 4.73 – 4.62 = 0.11 percent
- Opera: 1.60 – 1.57 = 0.03 percent
- Others: 0.51 – 0.48 = 0.03 percent
My golly, there is a big surprise in these latest numbers. Microsoft Internet Explorer’s boat is relatively stabilized but lost a few followers last month. Its global market share slid lightly from 54.05 to 54.02 percent. Mr. Ballmer is optimistic that the launching of its latest Surface tablet could spark a revival in the fatigued browser. That remains to be seen.
Mozilla’s Firefox did great in June. It gained 0.35 percent in June clawing its way back to a solid second place. Although Google Chrome remains to be a close contestant.
Google Chrome was the clear loser last month. It slid backwards a walloping 0.50 percent market share; a disappointing performance. However there’s still a lot of momentum for this behemoth who knows how to play hardball. Google knows how to play hard. They recently launched a Chrome app for Apple’s iPad and iPhone and also made a splash in the market by announcing the Nexus 7 tablet at $199.00 strongly competing with Amazon’s Kindle Fire. I’m expecting a robust next month for Chrome.
Apple Safari reversed it downward trend and gained 0.11 in June which is not bad, considering the stiff competition. The iPad and iPhone are galloping gallantly which will surely thrust Safari forward. Everybody knows that Apple is a formidable player who knows how to play its cards.