All right, it’s time to check the browsers market share stats for the last month of 2011 that is December.
Internet Explorer continues to fall and is now approaching 50% level, dropping from 58.44% to 57.08% (1.36 point decrease).
Firefox the first time in 3 months, Firefox has increased its market share by 0.05 point, from 22.76% to 22.81%.
Google Chrome is dangerously close to 10% level, up from 9.26% to 9.98% (0.72 point increase).
Safari got a nice chunk of market share this time, moving up from 5.55% to 5.89% (0.36 point increase).
Just like Firefox, Opera has also seen some gains for the first time in 3 months, up from 2.20% to 2.23% (0.03 point increase).
About a week ago, Google has started a unique charity project that converts opened Google Chrome user tabs into various goods:
10 tabs = 1 tree planted
10 tabs = 1 book published and donated
25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided
100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
200 tabs = 1 person’s clean water for a year
Today, it was revealed that 60,599,541 tabs were raised for charity ($1 million) and will be used to:
Plant trees ($245,278)
Provide clean water ($232.791)
Build shelters ($112.078)
Administer vaccinations ($267.336)
Publish books by local writers and illustrators ($142.518).
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All right, it’s the last month of 2010 and a good time to check the browser market share numbers from the previous month. Let’s begin, shall we?
While Microsoft is working on a new version of web browser, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, going down from 59.18% to 58.44% (0.74 point decrease).
With no Firefox 4 Final release this year, Mozilla’s browser continues the downtrend, spiking down from 22.83% to 22.76% (0.07 point decrease).
With Google Chrome increasing its market share by a 0.76 point (from 8.50% to 9.26%), it is highly likely that we will see a 10% share by the end of this year.
Slowly but surely Safari is growing as well, up from 5.36% to 5.55% (0.19 point increase),
Just like Firefox, Opera’s market share has decreased by a tiny bit, from 2.29% to 2.20% (0.09 point decrease).
So here you have it, no significant market share trend changes as we await major browser revisions in early 2011.
Adobe Flash Player is now sandboxed in the latest dev channel release of Google Chrome, bringing a huge security benefit to Chrome users.
Or so it seems.
According to the “Dirty Dozen” applications list (which is basically a collection/report of the most discovered software flaws that require security updates), when it comes to vulnerabilities, Google Chrome is the no. 1 application to get.
Furthermore, same report claims that Internet Explorer has far less security flaws than Safari or Firefox web browsers.
Good news for Opera users, as this browser had the lowest number of discovered vulnerabilities.
Statistics (application, number of security flaws found)
As we enter November, it’s time to yet again, check the browser market share numbers.
It looks like Internet Explorer 9 Beta release did not help at all, as IE market share went down from 59.65% to 59.18% (0.47 point decrease).
Firefox market share is also on the chopping block. It has decreased by 0.1 point, going down from 22.96% to 22.86%. That’s the lowest number this year.
Google Chrome on the other hand is doing really well, this time its market share went up by a massive 0.52 point, from 7.98% to 8.50%.
With the increasing popularity of Apple devices, Safari share is on the rise as well, up from 5.27% to 5.36% (0.09 point increase).
Opera browser struggled to increase the market share, as it reached June, 2010 levels, down from 2.39% to 2.29% (0.1 point decrease).
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Today, we test five most popular web browsers to find out, who leads and who lags in the HTML5 Benchmark.
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 7
Google Chrome 8
Higher is better. Maximum score: 377 points.
Internet Explorer 8 – 32
Internet Explorer 9 Beta – 80
Firefox 3.6.10 – 145
Firefox 4 Beta 6 – 235
Google Chrome 7.0.517.41 – 248
Google Chrome 8.0.552.11 Beta – 262
Opera 11 Alpha – 223
Opera 10.63 – 203
Safari 5.0.2 – 178
WebKit r70433 – 196
As per our test, Google Chrome 8 takes the lead, followed by Google Chrome 7 and Firefox 4 Beta 6.
Unfortunately for Internet Explorer 9 and 8, they are in the bottom, followed by Firefox 3.6 and Safari 5.
Thanks to Nox for the tip.