Google Chrome’s ever-increasing popularity as a web browser continues to grow throughout the start of 2011, along with Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari also making rises in market share. Mozilla Firefox on the other hand is the only browser to take a dip in form by losing 1 percentage point.
Reasons for the latter is unclear, as Mozilla has been improving Firefox’s by by fixing security holes, however many feel that a new major version is long overdue, developers are diligently working on Firefox 4, however it is certainly taking some time.
Chrome saw a rise of .2 percent from January, now reaching 10.9 percent of market share up from 10.7, whilst Internet Explorer continued its dominance in the web browsing sector, rising from 56 percent to 56.8 percent according to Net Applications on March 1.
eWeek also says that Microsoft’s newest browser, IE9 reached a 0.66 percent market share across all platforms and a firm 2 percent on the Windows 7 platform. Apple’s Safari web browser only saw a 0.4 percent rise from 6 percent to 6.4 percent.
Obviously, you would have thought that the continuing support for Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, who release a new stable version of the web browser every few weeks would take the headlines, but that is not so, more people are shocked to hear that Firefox’s market share is shrinking.
To get a better understanding of what is happening, we will turn to our readers. Which browser do you use and why?