Firefox usage continues to increase - IE down again

The latest browser market share stats from OneStat.com show that Firefox's usage share continues to gain on Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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The latest browser market share stats from OneStat.com show that Firefox's usage share continues to gain on Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Firefox now has a total global usage share of 12.93 percent, up 1.14 percent from May 2006. Meanwhile the total global usage share of Internet Explorer is 83.05 percent, down 2.12 percent from May. Here are the full global stats from OneStat.com:

    July 2006
1. Microsoft IE 83.05%
2. Mozilla Firefox 12.93%
3. Apple Safari 1.84%
4. Opera 1.00%
5. Netscape 0.16%

 

The most popular browsers in the USA are:

    July 2006
1. Microsoft IE 79.78%
2. Mozilla Firefox 15.82%
3. Apple Safari 3.28%
4. Opera 0.81%
5. Netscape 0.20%

Source: OneStat.com

The stats are even more impressive in certain European and Asia-Pacific countries. In Australia, Firefox has 24.23% of the market. For World Cup champions Italy it's 20.41% and in Germany it's a whopping 39.02%!

The little browsers, Apple Safari, Opera and Netscape, seem destined to settle for niche markets from here on out - e.g. Opera is doing very nicely in the mobile market.

Of course both Microsoft and Mozilla have major new versions of their browsers due out this year - IE7 and Firefox 2.0. The competition is only going to heat up!

Also see: Gnomedex: Blake Ross on open source marketing of Firefox
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