Mozilla has something to cheer about, as Firefox browser has recorded what is perhaps its biggest rise in user share per month for a year, even when the browser vendor has held its own, when all others, including Microsoft have opted for Chromium.

It was a pretty bad month for Google Chrome, losing a record amount of user share, which is a measurement of user activity for one month, with month-over-month user share hitting an all time low, according to internet analytics vendor, Net Applications.

Chrome recorded a fall of 2.2 percentage points in April to end on 65.6%, which is its lowest percentage point since October, 2018. And that's half a point more than the August 2013 record, when the browser accounted for only 16% of all user share; whilst Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) still held sway, as the leading browsers with 57.6% user share.

For last 12 months, Chrome went up four percentage points, been the highest of any browser by far. As the last previous times Chrome lost user share, it did add a percentage point more to its total the following month, which erased the earlier decline.

Mozilla Firefox gained a full percentage point this April, ending the month with 10.2% user share, the highest since March 2018 and the first above 10 points since mid last year. This is nearly two years since Firefox has had a sustained period of rise (about five months, from March to July 2017).

Also, Microsoft's browsers, IE and Edge recorded a rise, hitting 1.4 points to end at 14%. The increase is the largest-ever for Microsoft in nearly 12 years, and the current month-end record was the highest since September, 2018.

Microsoft's brightest spot, however remains Edge, which it has already concluded plans to switch to Chromium rendering engine. Albeit, it isn't only did the browser gain user share, about three-tenths of a percentage point rise in April, ending at 5.5% user share, but it rose in share for all Windows 10 PCs.

Browser Wars 2019: Google Chrome drops in user share; Firefox records a leap



Mozilla has something to cheer about, as Firefox browser has recorded what is perhaps its biggest rise in user share per month for a year, even when the browser vendor has held its own, when all others, including Microsoft have opted for Chromium.

It was a pretty bad month for Google Chrome, losing a record amount of user share, which is a measurement of user activity for one month, with month-over-month user share hitting an all time low, according to internet analytics vendor, Net Applications.

Chrome recorded a fall of 2.2 percentage points in April to end on 65.6%, which is its lowest percentage point since October, 2018. And that's half a point more than the August 2013 record, when the browser accounted for only 16% of all user share; whilst Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) still held sway, as the leading browsers with 57.6% user share.

For last 12 months, Chrome went up four percentage points, been the highest of any browser by far. As the last previous times Chrome lost user share, it did add a percentage point more to its total the following month, which erased the earlier decline.

Mozilla Firefox gained a full percentage point this April, ending the month with 10.2% user share, the highest since March 2018 and the first above 10 points since mid last year. This is nearly two years since Firefox has had a sustained period of rise (about five months, from March to July 2017).

Also, Microsoft's browsers, IE and Edge recorded a rise, hitting 1.4 points to end at 14%. The increase is the largest-ever for Microsoft in nearly 12 years, and the current month-end record was the highest since September, 2018.

Microsoft's brightest spot, however remains Edge, which it has already concluded plans to switch to Chromium rendering engine. Albeit, it isn't only did the browser gain user share, about three-tenths of a percentage point rise in April, ending at 5.5% user share, but it rose in share for all Windows 10 PCs.

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