Internet Browser Market Share 2010

Janco Associates have published a white paper that elaborates on the latest browser market share (based on usage in April 2010).  The firm writes,
“Based on our test results current versions of IE and Firefox are significantly more robust than prior versions.  In addition, IE 8 is feature rich and a step ahead of the other […]

Janco Associates have published a white paper that elaborates on the latest browser market share (based on usage in April 2010).  The firm writes,

“Based on our test results current versions of IE and Firefox are significantly more robust than prior versions.  In addition, IE 8 is feature rich and a step ahead of the other browsers.  Chrome has major defects which limits its usefulness on all sites.  Several of these defects are highlighted in this White Paper.”

Here is the browser market share as in April 2010

1. Internet Explorer : 67.73%
2. Firefox : 17.88%
3. Google Chrome : 5.40%
4. Konqueror : 2.59%
5. Gecko : 1.61%
6. Mozilla : 1.36%
7. Safari : 0.98%
8. Opera : 0.50%
Others : 1.95%

Update : Perhaps statistics never reveal the complete picture. A day after the Janco study was published, BBC has published data from NetApplications which suggests a markedly different market share among browsers

1. Internet Explorer : 59.95%
2. Firefox : 24.59%
3. Chrome : 6.73%
4. Safari : 4.72%
5. Opera : 2.30%
6. Opera Mini : 0.79%
7. Netscape : 0.46%
8. Mozilla : 0.16%
9. Flock : 0.06%
10. Lunascape : 0.04%

There is no way to know which of the two numbers are more accurate. However, considering the prominence of browsers such as Safari over Konqueror, I would tend to believe that the latter list makes more sense.