IE9 Touches 22 Percent Usage Share in the U.S., Followed by Firefox 4

June turns out to be a good month for Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7. "IE9 has now become the most popular modern browser on Windows 7 in the US," reports Net Apps."IE9 is now just second overall in the US behind IE8 with 21.8% usage share as of the last day of June. Worldwide, […]

June turns out to be a good month for Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7. "IE9 has now become the most popular modern browser on Windows 7 in the US," reports Net Apps.

"IE9 is now just second overall in the US behind IE8 with 21.8% usage share as of the last day of June. Worldwide, IE9 usage share on Windows 7 is exiting the month with 17.0% usage share for June."

"IE 9 is now at 15.61% on Windows 7 globally, and 19.56% in the United States for the month of June, in both cases, second only to IE 8. On the last day of June, IE 9 was at 17.0% on Windows 7 globally and 21.8% in the United States," Net Apps stated.

At the end of the past month, Firefox 4.0 was used only by 11.30% of those also leveraging Windows 7, up from 11.22% the month before, while Chrome 12 had a usage share of just 8.45%.

An overview of the market reveals that IE continues to lose market share, dipping from 54.27% to 53.68% in the past couple of months. Firefox too went down to 21.67% from 21.71%, while Chrome continues to attract users, climbing consistently from 12.52% to 13.11% between May and June 2011.

Overall, IE8 still retains the browser king crown with a usage share of 30.07% while Firefox 4.0 has jumped into the second position with 10.46%. Net Apps puts IE9 at just 5.63% when all operating systems are taken into consideration, which's unfair to the browser, since it only supports Vista and Windows 7.

[Source: Net Apps]