June, 2012 Market Share: Firefox, Safari, Opera - Up; IE, Google Chrome - Down
Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.
Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
After following IE’s trend ever since the release of the Google Chrome, Firefox has managed to take back some of its share and is now back slightly above the 20% mark, up from 19.71% to 20.06% (0.35 point increase). Is it a dead cat’s bounce or the beginning of a new trend?
All good things come to an end and as shown in the graph above, Google’s Chrome web browser growth is slowing down, at least for a little while. This time its market share has decreased by a 0.5 point, down from 19.58% to 19.08%.
After grinding lower for a couple of months, Safari is bouncing back, up from 4.62% to 4.73% (0.11 point increase).
Just like Safari, Opera has struggled to gain a significant momentum for quite some time now. However, last month its market share has increased by a 0.03 point, up from 1.57% to 1.60%.
That’s all for now, folks.