For a long time, Mozilla Firefox was the most popular solution on the market. Its heyday dates back to 2009, but since then statistics show a rather brutal truth – the browser is used by fewer and fewer people. Recently, even Microsoft Edge has significantly surpassed it, and taking into account mobile platforms, “Firefox” is at the level of Samsung’s Internet browser. The future of the “Fire List” seems very bleak.
We have been using Mozilla Firefox for 21 years. At first, it was literally in demand, but its popularity began to decline significantly. The coming period does not look good for her.
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First, we can point more to the external aspects of the browser, namely the US market. To create government websites, a system called USWDS (United States Web Design System) is used, which has standards and guidelines that webmasters must follow. If a web browser does not meet the requirements, it will be removed from the list of supported browsers (like Internet Explorer in the past). One of them is the share of statistics related to views of government websites in the USA – which should be more than 2%. It turns out that only 2.2% have used Mozilla Firefox for this purpose in the last 90 days. Therefore, it is very close to being abandoned, which may later also affect non-governmental sectors.
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The situation in the world is not better. Taking into account the market share of all browsers, Mozilla Firefox currently boasts a score of just over 3%. It’s been overtaken by Microsoft Edge, and right behind it is the previously mentioned Samsung Internet. There is also a significant correlation between the increasing popularity of Google Chrome and the decline in interest in Firefox. Of course, losing supported browser status on US government websites doesn’t have to have a drastic impact on global results, but a downward trend and further job losses certainly won’t help the bounce back. Everything indicates that there is no reason to count on a great comeback for Mozilla Firefox.
Source: StatCounter, Google Analytics, Bryce Ray
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