IE Market Share Dropping – FAST
For the first time in about 10 years, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser market share fell below 70 per cent, ending 2008 with 68 per cent compare to almost 80 per cent 2-years ago.
At the same time, Firefox’s market share rapidly rose from 13.7 per cent to 21.3 per cent while Apple’s Safari browser jumped to almost 8 per cent from 4.7 per cent, according to data collected by Net Applications.
Although Internet Explorer 7 is the current version of Microsoft’s net browser – and IE8 is expected to come out this year – IE6 is still the dominant browser in business environments.
Personally this is no suprise to me. Firefox is becoming a huge favourite and i forsee more market share being shaved off the dominant IE. Hopefully its more of a evenplaying field sooner rather than later which should see more innovative ideas being put in to get consumers going!