While Internet Explorer is still the most widely used browser, Bit Tech reports Firefox 3.5 has finally overtaken IE7 as the most popular browser.
The world-wide figures show a trend which started in Germany back in March, when the Mozilla Foundation's popular open-source cross-platform browser beat all others - but now that is reflected world-wide. Although individual countries may be bucking the trend - with the US favouring Internet Explorer 8 with a 26 percent share of the market - overall Firefox 3.5 is a clear winner.
While the 3.5 version of Firefox is specifically the most popular browser, the figures change somewhat if you look at browser branding: Internet Explorer remains, by far, the most widely-used browser worldwide with a whopping 56 percent of the market. However, this figure is declining, having dropped from just over 65 percent at the start of the year.