StatCounter: Firefox 3.5 surpasses IE7 in market share

By on December 21, 2009, 5:36 PM
According to new data from StatCounter, Mozilla's Firefox version 3.5 has successfully trounced Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 in the global browser market. As of last week, Firefox 3.5 claimed 21.93% of the market, edging past IE7's 21.2% share. That said, Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 still collectively hold over 55% of the pie.

Meanwhile, Firefox 2.0 and 3.0 make up 1.01% and 9.01% of browser usage, Safari and Opera represent 3.03% and 0.42%. "Other" browsers account for 9.19% of the market -- much of which is presumably Google Chrome.


If you're wondering why these shares look pretty different from previously reported figures, it's because we usually cite Net Applications' research. StatCounter's accuracy is certainly open for interpretation, but it's still interesting to compare data between firms.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.