Firefox loses browser market share

by Antony

Firefox's share of the browser market has slipped for the first time since its introduction last November, according to NetApplications.com. Over July, Internet Explorer regained lost ground, growing from 86.6% (June) to 87.2% (July), whereas Firefox's share shrunk to 8.1 percent from 8.7 percent.

Recently, Firefox has just passed it's 80 million downloads. (more on 80 million downloads) It is also interesting to note that Apple's Safari browser showed modest growth to 2.13 percent, while most other browsers experienced little change.

News from other sources:
> Firefox market share slips (TechWorld, 15 August 2005)
> Firefox growth is checked (PC Pro, 15 August 2005)
> Firefox's Market Share Slips; IE Rises (InternetWeek, 12 August 2005)

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Posted by Antony Shen on August 15, 2005 10:46 AM

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