Firefox market share recovers while Chrome growth slows

Bradley Wint
Dec 1, 2016 9:07pm AST
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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.

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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.

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