As we head into December, the browser market share statistics roll in once again, this time for the month of November 2016.
Based on data from NetMarketShare, Firefox has recovered quite a bit, continuing to grow at a relatively rapid rate, holding 11.91% of the market. This comes from a low of 7.69% in August. As Firefox continually improves as of late, the Mozilla team seem to be doing a good enough job at pulling back some of its former users.
As a Firefox fan myself, I must say it has come a long way after its developers spent a lot of time optimizing its performance and stability.
Chrome also grew, but not as drastic as Firefox. Google’s browser moved up less than a percentage point between October and November, and just under 2% between August to now.
Internet Explorer continues to plummet as Microsoft pushes their Edge browser. IE still manages to hold a sizable market share because many corporations insist that users use IE versus a competing browser. However, Chrome is quickly become an alternative choice at the corporate level, cutting into IE’s share.
Microsoft Edge appears to already have plateaued at the 5.2% mark, which also falls in line with the Windows 10 adoption rate flat lining after the discontinuation of their their free upgrade offer. Until MS makes Edge their default Windows browser, I do not see it ever getting beyond the 10% mark any time soon.
However, once more businesses start to adopt Windows 10, this may change.