There has not been a lot of movement in the browser market in August 2010. Several companies analyze usage share of popular browsers based on visits that they monitor.
It needs to be noted that this never shows the complete picture but can visualize trends especially if the data is recorded a prolonged period of time.
With that said, lets get on with the analysis.
Microsoft lost 0.34% of Internet Explorer browser usage share while Google gained nearly the same share (0.36%).
Firefox remained stable and gained 0.02%, Safari gained 0.07% and Opera lost 0.08%.
The picture looks different when individual browser versions are analyzed. Internet Explorer 8 gained 1.03%, the most in market share in the month of August 2010.
Both Internet Explorer 7 (-0.79%) and Internet Explorer 6 (-0.82%) have lost market share considerably. Firefox 3.6 gained 0.65% and Chrome 6 gained 0.29%.
Those browsers had the biggest market share in August according to NetMarketshare, a company that tracks share statistics for Internet technologies.
The statistics over at Statcounter show a similar trend, albeit with different numbers. The Internet Explorer market share dropped by 1.34% but still sits comfortably at 51.34%.
The Firefox web browser managed to gain 0.40% of market share in August 2010, and ended up with a market share of 31.095. Chrome was the big winner that month breaking the 10% barrier for the first time. Statcounter recorded a market share of 10.76%, a gain of 0.88% over the last month.
Both Opera and Safari remained stable at 1.9% respectively 4.2% market share.
The trends of the last months continue. Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are dropped by users, while Internet Explorer 8 and Google Chrome manage to gain that market share. It is likely that this trend will continue for some time. The release of Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 are most likely to break that pattern.
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