Even with New Versions, IE and Firefox Lost Ground

Internet Explorer 9 was launched on March 14 this year. Already Firefox 4 officially appeared on the web a week later. But the arrival of new generations of Microsoft and Mozilla browsers were unable to make the programs got points in market share. Instead, they ended up losing a few.

According to data collected by the company Net Applications, even with the official arrival of IE9’s participation browser Microsoft on the Web fell 0.8% last April, reaching “only” 55.1% of the market, more number low ever recorded by the Microsoft program. A year ago, IE were used by 60% of the internet. Firefox 4 already failed to reverse all anxiety generated in his tortuous gestation in numbers, closing its first full month on the market with his family falling by 0.2% in their share, or 21.6% of the pie.

On the other hand, the biggest month of the growth came from the usually discreet Safari, which grew 0.5% and reached 7.2%, its highest popularity rating. But the Chrome continues its slow climb upwards, with growth of 0.4% and total 11.9% of the internet. Not that anyone cares, Opera was stable in its 2.1% and the hated IE6 is used by incredible 10.9% of mariners, down 0.1% compared to March.

To reach such numbers, Net Applications analyzes the data of 160 million Internet users and monitors the visitation of 40,000 web pages.