The latest web browser marketshare report from Net Application shows both Internet Explorer and Firefox surrendered a small amount of marketshare in September, while Google Chrome grabbed 0.78% and Opera and Safari made small gains:
The market share decline for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) continued in September despite sharp gains for the second beta of IE 8.0, which is now hovering around 0.5%. IE dropped 0.63 points to 71.52%, which is down 5.2% or 3.95 points this year so far. Firefox was also hit and checked in at 19.46%, down 0.22 points over August, but up 14.6% or 2.48 points for the year.
Apple’s Safari continued its runs and gained .28 points to 6.65% in September. Opera was also slightly up from 0.62% to 0.69% market share. Google’s Chrome averaged 0.78% share for the month, which is down sharply from more than 1% in the first week following the release of the browser.
Eagle-eyed readers may notice that the combined loss of IE and Firefox, 0.90 points, is actually greater than the gain of Chrome (0.78 points), which would mean that some IE/Firefox switched to Safari and/or Opera as well, both of which posted gains.