Firefox Market Share: 13%

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Posted on July 11, 2006 7:12 AM in Browsers
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According to TechCrunch, Firefox's market share has jumped from 8.9% back in April to 13%. Also interesting to note are some of the market shares in various countries:

Firefox usage in the U.S. stands at 16%. Australia, 24%. And in Germany Firefox commands a whopping 39% market share.

Not only do Germans have a decent soccer team, but they've got a pretty decent web browser, too.

While we're on the subject of Firefox, I should mention that a release candidate of Firefox 2.0 Beta was made available over the weekend. Barring any major bugs or problems, that same build may actually become Firefox 2.0 Beta. Some feature highlights of Firefox 2.0 include better tab management, saved session history (a la Opera), built-in spell checking and better web feed support.

Update: Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 has been released, and Asa Dotzler has a link and all the details.


Sean on July 12, 2006 at 11:00 PM:

Wow, what's going on in Germany? Actually, considering that Germany is known the world over for their excellent engineering, it's no shock they would choose the best browser. :)


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