Web Browser Usage Comparison and Statistics

by on May 16th, 2011

Web browser war had been intensified with the new emerging web browsers and current developments in existing internet browsers. Internet explorer has been the most used internet web browser and still is because Microsoft released ie8 and ie9 with major changes. Microsoft is a software company and who knows best about internet explorer more than Windows creators? Microsoft beats other competitors because of Windows OS that includes ever developing web explorer. That offers a lot of competition for Mozilla and even Google web browser. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the best web browsers out there. They offer innovative approach to browser the web and build flexible platform for web browser that enhances web browser so that user can modify it according to his need. One can install add-ons, themes, skins and lot more. Now browsers remember history and opened web pages if they crash. They offer user maximum control over browsing and privacy while using internet. Security, privacy and flexibility enabled Mozilla Firefox to become the most favorite web browser among tech junkies. Now every body recommends to use Firefox. Firefox is like a fashion. Google Chrome is like a fashion. Like a new trend. They are serious competitors of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Lets compare the popular web browsers in detail.

W3Schools Browsers Popularity Report

According to the W3C Schools Microsoft Internet explorer is 24.3% popular, Mizilla Firefox is 42.9%, Google Chrome is 25.6%, Safari is 4.1%, and Opera is 2.6% popular according to April 2011.

2011 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
April 24.3 % 42.9 % 25.6 % 4.1 % 2.6 %
March 25.8 % 42.2 % 25.0 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
February 26.5 % 42.4 % 24.1 % 4.1 % 2.5 %
January 26.6 % 42.8 % 23.8 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
           
2010 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 27.5 % 43.5 % 22.4 % 3.8 % 2.2 %
November 28.6 % 44.0 % 20.5 % 4.0 % 2.3 %
October 29.7 % 44.1 % 19.2 % 3.9 % 2.2 %
September 31.1 % 45.1 % 17.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
August 30.7 % 45.8 % 17.0 % 3.5 % 2.3 %
July 30.4 % 46.4 % 16.7 % 3.4 % 2.3 %
June 31.0 % 46.6 % 15.9 % 3.6 % 2.1 %
May 32.2 % 46.9 % 14.5 % 3.5 % 2.2 %
April 33.4 % 46.4 % 13.6 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
March 34.9 % 46.2 % 12.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
February 35.3 % 46.5 % 11.6 % 3.8 % 2.1 %
January 36.2 % 46.3 % 10.8 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
           
2009 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 37.2 % 46.4 % 9.8 % 3.6 % 2.3 %
November 37.7 % 47.0 % 8.5 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
October 37.5 % 47.5 % 8.0 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
September 39.6 % 46.6 % 7.1 % 3.6 % 2.2 %
August 39.3 % 47.4 % 7.0 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
July 39.4 % 47.9 % 6.5 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
June 40.7 % 47.3 % 6.0 % 3.1 % 2.1 %
May 41.0 % 47.7 % 5.5 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
April 42.1 % 47.1 % 4.9 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
March 43.3 % 46.5 % 4.2 % 3.1 % 2.3 %
February 43.6 % 46.4 % 4.0 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
January 44.8 % 45.5 % 3.9 % 3.0 % 2.3 %
           
2008 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 46.0 % 44.4 % 3.6 % 2.7 % 2.4 %
November 47.0 % 44.2 % 3.1 % 2.7 % 2.3 %
October 47.4 % 44.0 % 3.0 % 2.8 % 2.2 %
September 49.0 % 42.6 % 3.1 % 2.7 % 2.0 %
August 51.0 % 43.7 %   2.6 % 2.1 %
July 52.4 % 42.6 %   2.5 % 1.9 %
June 54.2 % 41.0 %   2.6 % 1.7 %
May 54.4 % 39.8 %   2.4 % 1.5 %
April 54.8 % 39.1 %   2.2 % 1.4 %
March 53.9 % 37.0 %   2.1 % 1.4 %
February 54.7 % 36.5 %   2.0 % 1.4 %
January 54.7 % 36.4 %   1.9 % 1.4 %
           
2007 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Safari Opera
November 56.0 % 36.3 % 1.2 % 1.8 % 1.6 %
September 57.2 % 35.4 % 1.2 % 1.6 % 1.5 %
July 58.5 % 34.5 % 1.4 % 1.5 % 1.9 %
May 58.9 % 33.7 % 1.3 % 1.5 % 1.7 %
March 58.7 % 31.8 % 1.3 % 1.6 % 1.6 %
January 58.6 % 31.0 % 1.5 % 1.7 % 1.5 %
           
2006 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 60.6 % 29.9 % 2.5 % 0.2 % 1.5 %
September 62.1 % 27.3 % 2.3 % 0.4 % 1.6 %
July 62.4 % 25.5 % 2.3 % 0.4 % 1.4 %
May 63.0 % 25.7 % 2.3 % 0.3 % 1.5 %
March 64.7 % 24.5 % 2.4 % 0.5 % 1.5 %
January 66.0 % 25.0 % 3.1 % 0.5 % 1.6 %
           
2005 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 68.9 % 23.6 % 2.8 % 0.4 % 1.5 %
September 75.5 % 18.0 % 2.5 % 0.4 % 1.2 %
July 73.8 % 19.8 % 2.6 % 0.5 % 1.2 %
May 71.6 % 21.0 % 3.1 % 0.7 % 1.3 %
March 72.5 % 18.9 % 3.3 % 1.0 % 1.9 %
January 74.5 % 16.6 % 3.4 % 1.1 % 1.9 %
           
2004 Internet Explorer   Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 76.2 %   16.5 % 1.7 % 1.6 %
September 79.0 %   13.7 % 2.0 % 1.7 %
July 80.4 %   12.6 % 2.2 % 1.6 %
May 81.9 %   9.5  % 2.4 % 1.6 %
March 82.8 %   7.9 % 2.8 % 1.4 %
January 84.7 %   5.5 % 2.4 % 1.5 %
           
2003 Internet Explorer   Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 84.9 %   7.2 % 2.6 % 1.9 %
September 86.6 %   6.2 % 2.7 % 1.8 %
July 87.2 %   5.7 % 2.7 % 1.7 %
May 87.7 %   4.6 % 3.3 % 1.4 %
March 88.0 %   4.2 % 3.4 % 1.2 %
January 84.6 %   4.0 % 4.0 %  
           
2002 Internet Explorer AOL   Netscape  
November 83.4 % 5.2 %   8.0 %  
September 83.5 % 4.5 %   8.0 %  
July 84.5 % 3.5 %   7.3 %  
May 86.7 % 2.8 %   7.3 %  
March 86.1 % 3.0 %   7.7 %  
January 85.8 % 2.8 %   7.9 %  

Wikipedia Web Browser Usage share Report

According to WikiPedia web browser usage share is as below:

Internet Explorer: 55.1%
Mozilla Firefox: 21.6%
Google Chrome: 11.9%
Safari: 7.15%
Opera: 3.3%
Mobile browsers: 4.4%

GlobalStats Report

GlobalStat report on web browser market share is as below:

Internet Explorer: 37.6%
Mozilla Firefox: 29.5%
Google Chrome: 15.7%
Safari: 6.2%
iPhone browser: 1.4%

NetMarketShare Report

According to NetMarketShare browser market share is as following:

Internet Explorer: 55.11%
Mozilla Firefox: 21.63%
Google Chrome: 11.94%
Safari: 7.15%
Opera: 2.14%
Other browsers: 2.05%

Month Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera Other
June, 2010 60.32% 23.81% 7.24% 4.85% 2.27% 1.51%
July, 2010 60.74% 22.91% 7.16% 5.09% 2.45% 1.66%
August, 2010 60.48% 22.90% 7.50% 5.15% 2.36% 1.61%
September, 2010 59.62% 22.97% 7.99% 5.27% 2.40% 1.75%
October, 2010 59.18% 22.83% 8.50% 5.36% 2.29% 1.85%
November, 2010 58.44% 22.76% 9.26% 5.55% 2.20% 1.79%
December, 2010 57.08% 22.81% 9.98% 5.89% 2.23% 2.01%
January, 2011 56.00% 22.75% 10.70% 6.30% 2.28% 1.98%
February, 2011 56.77% 21.74% 10.93% 6.36% 2.15% 2.06%
March, 2011 55.92% 21.80% 11.57% 6.61% 2.15% 1.95%
April, 2011 55.11% 21.63% 11.94% 7.15% 2.14% 2.05%

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2 Reviews

  1. Nikata says:

    Well,chrome and firefox are good but I will continue supporting Internet Explorer .I don’t use it much time but it’s the essential part of using Avant browser.

  2. kikis says:

    I care whether the browser is good or not more than the percentage. I think Avant browser is better than ie and Why Avant Browser is my Web Browser of choice: Use less Memory and release Memory clearly, of course fast as it always.