Global market share held by the leading web browser versions as of. No wonder many individuals and businesses stick with the old ie8 and windows. Browser version market share worldwide statcounter. Internet explorer at 18 microsofts web browser comes of age. The most popular web browsers in order of 2018 market share are chrome, internet explorer ie, firefox, edge, safari and opera. The usage share of web browsers is the proportion, often expressed as a percentage, of visitors. This graph shows the market share of browsers worldwide from mar 2019 mar.
Browser market share germany statcounter global stats. He called it netscape navigator, and it quickly captured over 90 percent of the nascent browser market. Google takes aim at microsoft edge with flurry of ads. Following internet explorers takeover, opera made its way into the picture. One time marketleader microsoft windows internet explorer is a distant third. When microsoft released windows 10 in july 2015, it also launched a new web browser called microsoft edge. With netscape mostly out of the picture, ie had a stranglehold on the market. It soon faced stiff competition in 1995 from microsofts internet explorer, which was freely bundled with windows 95 and later versions of windows. As you probably know, internet explorer has been the default windows web browser for a very, very long time since ie4 was bundled with later versions of windows 95, in. Internet explorer formerly microsoft internet explorer and windows internet explorer, commonly abbreviated ie or msie is a series of graphical web browsers developed by microsoft and included as part of the microsoft windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995 the first version of internet explorer, at that time named microsoft internet explorer, later referred to as internet. The problem is that we also know that older versions of windows remain popular with consumers and businesses alike.
Here you see the market shares of the most used browser versions for the. Does browser testing on internet explorer still make sense. Microsoft internet explorer ie still dwarfing mozilla firefox, others in browser market share on the mobile front, more iphones were used to surf the web in november than all windows mobile. Microsoft edge browser w3schools online web tutorials. Anyway, data collected from w3schools logfiles over many years clearly shows the long term trends. This graph shows the market share of desktop browsers worldwide based on over 10 billion monthly page views. Firefox was originally named phoenix, a name which implied that it would rise like a phoenix after netscape was killed off by microsoft. Browser market share worldwide statcounter global stats. It was released on november 22, 1995, for windows 95 and windows nt, and on april 23, 1996, for apple macintosh and windows 3. Microsoft releases ie 10 browser for windows 7 cbs news.
Internet explorer 10 can reverse recent trends in the web browser market. Browser market share on april 19, 2020 select another day. Web browser article about web browser by the free dictionary. It can sometimes be rocky ground for web designers and web developers trying to make their websites and services work for all the various browser versions available out there. Often abbreviated as ie or msie, microsoft internet explorer is an internet browser that allows users to view web pages on the internet. Browser market share on april 19, 2020 yourbrowser. As the browser market share continued to fall in the last decade. If you are a website designer, you might want to test your web design and see how it looks in different versions of microsoft windows internet explorer. The web developer and web testers started questioning. Googles internet browser, chrome, comes in with 32bit and 64bit versions for better compatibility with your system. Ie dominates the browser market because of its inclusion in windows, the most widelyused pc operating system.
Microsoft internet explorer ie still dwarfing mozilla. Microsoft internet explorer 6 ie6 is the sixth major revision of internet explorer, a web browser developed by microsoft for windows operating systems. Firefox sheds share, falls behind edge it was bad news again for firefox in march, as mozillas browser shed users at a pace that left it falling behind microsofts edge. The versions of ie released since 2000 have about 62% of the market. Why your website looks so bad on internet explorer.
Market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems, search engines and social media. The initial version of explorer was incarnated from spyglass mosaic which microsoft licensed for a modest quarterly fee and a share of the nonwindows product revenues. The latest pc web browser market share numbers from net applications for june 20 show that internet explorer 10 is now being used more than ie9. This graph shows the market share of browsers in germany from mar 2019 mar. Microsoft is finally allowed to once again set ie as the. Microsoft managed to lose 40 million browser users in one month, with the likes of firefox and chrome scooping up the converted.
Desktop internet browser market share 20152020 statista. The following tables display the browsers logged by statcounter that are not accounted for on the website. Some web sites attract developers using professional hardware, while other sites attract hobbyists using older computers. Internet explorer gains web browser market share from firefox. Web browser market share according to statcounter for october 2019. Market share for several browsers between 1995 and 2010, illustrating the first browser war nn vs ie. Chrome safari firefox samsung internet uc browser opera edge legacy ie. Microsofts edge browser lost market share in november. Microsoft internet explorer 2 ie2 is the second major version of internet explorer ie, a graphical web browser by microsoft.
Users can also utilize internet explorer to listen to and watch streaming content, access online banking, make purchases over the internet, and much more. Microsoft forced to offer users a choice of web browsers. W3schools statistics may not be relevant to your web site. This graph shows the market share of browsers worldwide based on over 10 billion monthly page views. Desktop browsers desktop browser versions mobile browsers operating systems desktop screen resolutions. Internet explorer once dominated the browser market share but that was a long time back. It was released on august 27, 2001, shortly after the completion of windows xp. Ie marketshare lowers as firefox and chrome gain neowin. Desktop browser market share worldwide statcounter. Microsoft edge is a web browser developed by microsoft. Internet explorer formerly microsoft internet explorer and windows internet explorer, commonly abbreviated ie or msie is a series of graphical web browsers developed by microsoft and included in the microsoft windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995.
With the widespread use of windows and its bundling. This statistic shows the monthly market share held by the leading internet browsers in the united states from 2015 to 2019. This graph shows the market share of browser versions worldwide based on over 10 billion monthly page views. Microsoft edge replaced internet explorer as the default browser on windows 10. Microsoft loses millions of browser users, firefox cleans up. Websites often include code to detect browser version to adjust the page. The web browser market is an everchanging landscape. In fact, microsofts position was so comfortable that after ie6 was.
The rapid rise and slow fall of the microsoft web browser. Part of a series on windows 10, two years after its release. This report lists the market share of the top browsers in use, like internet explorer, firefox, chrome, safari, and opera. Internet explorer at 18 microsofts web browser comes. Market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems and. It was first released as part of the addon package plus. Internet explorer gains web browser market share from. Global desktop internet browsers market share 20152020. Top web browsers, top operating systems, top screen resolutions, top mobile device vendors on april 19, 2020. Track your websites visitor activity in realtime with w3counter. Internet explorer 8 is identified as internet explorer 7. Market share statistics for internet technologies login 800 3158391. Operating systems search engines mobile mobile web browsers mobile operating systems mobile search engines. Unfortunately, it is not totally catchfree to upgrade to the newest version of internet explorer.
Browser and operating system market share white paper. Chrome is the most popular web browser of all zdnet. The situation boiled over with the release of ie 6, windows xps browser, in 2001. This helped ie inch ahead in the race against netscape, and in 2003, internet explorer became the most popular web browser, captivating about 96 percent of the market share.796 773 935 1172 950 105 818 459 809 102 1423 1605 571 670 370 616 297 200 940 936 330 613 196 449 124 1192 535 711 1429 320 1426 1007 945 1169