Firefox 16 Security Flaw: Quick Response by Mozilla Minimizes Impact on Adoption
Mozilla released its newest version of the Firefox Web browser last Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. Unfortunately, this version had a major security issue, which prompted Mozilla to remove the download from its page just a day after initially releasing it. The software was patched and re-released less than 24 hours later as Version 16.0.1. At Chitika Insights, we were interested in seeing what percentage of Firefox users had updated to version 16 before the fix, and how the issue may have affected adoption rates.
Chrome 22 Adoption Surpasses 85% One Week Following Debut
On September 25th, 2012, Google unveiled the stable release of Chrome 22. Chitika Insights looked to see how this latest version has been adopted by Chrome users, and how it compares to past versions
iOS, Not Android, Users More Adventurous in Browser Choice
Both Apple and Android mobile users now have a variety of high-profile choices when it comes to replacement Web browsers – but are they actually making the switch? Chitika Insights’ latest study aimed to quantify the answer to this question.
Chrome for iOS Market Share Nears 3%; Safari still Dominant
Since our first report on the new Google Chrome browser for iOS, usage rates of the mobile browser have continued to grow. Based on data from our Chrome for iOS Adoption Tracker, Google Chrome now accounts for 2.7%* of Web traffic on iOS, up from 1.5% on July 17.
Google Usage Rates Vary Across Browsers
The now ubiquitous phrase “Google it” certainly points to a clear king of the search engine marketplace, but many prefer to do their “Googling” in a variety of browsers to take advantage of certain plugins, privacy features, and other attributes. With this in mind, Chitika Insights looked to measure whether the Web browser a person uses has any impact on the search engine they use.
Chrome for iOS Grabs 1.5% Share of iOS Browser Market
Chitika Insights is tracking the adoption rate for Chrome’s new browser for iOS. Our latest real time tracker breaks down the iOS browser market by fragment and a historical time line. As of July 17, Chrome for iOS captures 1.5% of the iOS browser market.
Chrome for iOS Adoption Tracker Methodology
Tracking Chrome for iOS Adoption in the Mobile Market The purpose of the Chrome for iOS Adoption Tracker is to highlight the share of Web use for Chrome on the iOS ecosystem. To determine the respective web browser shares on iOS, Chitika Insights performed an analysis of…
Study: Firefox Update Strategy Pays Dividends
On the heels of last month’s report regarding the impressive adoption rate of Firefox 12, Mozilla’s 13th iteration of its flagship browser hit the Web on June 3, a day before its official release, due to an online leak. With its past success in migrating users to new versions, the Chitika Insights team wanted to see if the adoption of the newest Firefox version would fare similarly.
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