Firefox beats IE in market share
By Digital News Asia May 19, 2016
- Firefox beats IE for the first time
- Google's Chrome remains leader
IT looks like there is still life left in Firefox. Firefox has slightly pulled ahead of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Edge browsers for the first time across the globe.
Mozilla’s Firefox grabbed 15.6 percent of worldwide desktop browser usage in April, according to the latest numbers from Web analytics outfit StatCounter. However, neither browser threatens the market leader - Google’s Chrome which continues to command two thirds of the market.
StatCounter, which analysed data from three million websites, found that Firefox’s worldwide desktop browser usage last month was 0.1 percent ahead of the combined share of Internet Explorer and Edge at 15.5 percent.
It’s been reported that Firefox has been losing its share over the last three months, however, usage of Microsoft’s Edge and IE browsers appear to be declining faster.
“Microsoft might have expected a boost to its overall browser share as the result of the launch of the Windows 10 with Edge but it hasn’t happened to date,” said StatCounter chief Aodhan Cullen.