Browser Market Share Statistics (July 2009)

Firefox 3.5 launched just a month and a half back, now has a 4.54% market share. This simply means that the earlier versions of Firefox suffered a slight setback, nothing of which should concern Mozilla. Here is the market share of the top ten browser by version:

1. Internet Explorer 6.0 : 27.21%
2. Internet Explorer 7.0 : 23.09%
3. Firefox 3.0 : 16.21%
4. Internet Explorer 8.0 : 12.46%
5. Firefox 3.5 : 4.54%
6. Chrome 2.0 : 2.37%
7. Safari 4.0 : 2.22%
8. IE 8.0 (Compatability mode) : 2.12%
9. Opera 9.x : 1.73%
10. Firefox 2.0 : 1.45%

Firefox Popularity in Europe

Firefox usage is leaping ahead in Europe. In the beginning of 2007, Firefox had a 7.3 percent market share in Europe. In one year’s time, this has increased to 28 percent! The top 3 market for Firefox in Europe in terms of market share are:

1. Finland – 45.4%
2. Slovenia – 44.6%
3. Poland – 42.4%

Netscape Navigator dead?

AOL that acquired Netscape in November 1998 shall stop development work on the Netscape Navigator browser from February 1, 2008. This shall mark the end of the first commercial Internet browser.

The browser first came into being in October 1994 and it currently has a 0.6% market share in the browser market.

What does Mozilla do apart from Firefox?

You had always thought about it right? Well, till now, Mozilla owned two things:

Firefox – browser
Thunderbird – email

Now, they are also adding a new web service called Weave. Weave is a way for users to store their username, passwords, bookmarks and preferences to invoke it in case their hard drive fails or the user is on a guest machine.