Internet Explorer looses nearly one per cent of market share despite new release.
Hitslink has released new market share statistics for Internet browsers and it doesn’t spell well for Internet Explorer.
The popular browser, which saw a new version release last month, dropped 0.85% in a now increasingly less dominant market share of 55.92%. The numbers are despite Microsoft’s claim of a successful launch of IE9, which saw more than 2.43 million downloads within 24 hours.
Firefox continued its charge to the top with a market share gain of 0.06%, placing at 21.80% overall. Firefox had also received a new version release last month with Firefox 4. The revamped, feature-loaded browser was downloaded 7.1 million times in its first 24 hours, whole-handily beating Microsoft’s IE9 record.
However, the biggest jump came from Chrome which gained 0.64% market share, firmly placing it has the third most used browser with 11.57% overall share. Safari too gained liking in user base with a 0.25% increase in usage, with an overall share of 6.61%. Opera saw no change at all and remained at 2.15% despite continuous updates and new feature innovations.