Top web browsers 2019: Firefox scores second straight month of share growth
Mozilla’s Firefox wrapped up a two-month resurgence this week, clawing back some previously-lost user share to return to a level last seen in the middle of 2018.
The open-source browser remains the only major browser committed to using a rendering engine that is not based on Google’s Blink or its predecessor, WebKit.
According to web analytics vendor Net Applications, Firefox’s share rose by three-tenths of a percentage point in January, reaching 9.9%. The increase was the second consecutive month of user share growth and put Firefox back where it was last June.
Firefox’s gains were important, as the browser flirted with dangerous territory as recently as November, when it slumped to below 9%. The trend at the time looked nasty; if the declines had continued at the 12-month average pace, Firefox would have fallen below 7% by August 2019.
Source: COMPUTER WORLD