Top web browsers 2020: Firefox, IE, Chrome all fall
Mozilla’s Firefox slumped, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) crashed, and even Google’s Chrome dropped last month in the global struggle for market share.
August was as unkind to browsers as the year has been to their users.
According to data published yesterday by California-based analytics company Net Applications, Firefox’s share fell by two-tenths of a percentage point, ending August at 7.1%, a record low in its years-long decline. The last time the browser held such a small share was more than 15 years ago, in March 2005, as it was building to be a legitimate alternate to the then-monarch IE.
By Net Applications’ measurements, Firefox lost the equivalent of 2.2% of its share during August. Mozilla’s own data — in the form of monthly average users, or MAU — also showed a decline for Firefox, albeit a smaller 1.3% downturn.