Chrome is listed the most used Browser
Thursday 1st August 2013
It is that time of the year again where Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome are at war. 2013 has seen most browsers release their latest version, IE10, Firefox 22 and Chrome 28, however, the latest market share numbers from Net Application show Chrome was the biggest winner last month.
Internet Explorer gained 0.46 percentage points between June and July, where as Firefox lost 0.86 and Safari and Opera also slipped behind to 5.42% and 1.49%. In January IE went back above the 55 percent mark yet in July when IE10 was released it had a slow start but still managed to grab another 1.84 percent share. IE8 is still the world’s most popular browser at 23.52% yet IE9 and 7 aren’t getting a look in.
Firefox on the other hand, has not hit a low like this since May 2008. Firefox 22 was released in July, was able to 10.21% where as all the other versions lost share.
Chrome has been able to recover a lot since its low in May, with it now being at 18.29%. Its latest version of Chrome 28 gained 8.98% to start, even though it wasn’t available for the full month. However, all other versions were considerably down but both June and July have brought back the chance Chrome could finally surpass Firefox this year.
Net Applications uses data captured from 160 million unique visitors each month by monitoring some 40,000 websites for its clients. Another popular service is StatCounter, which watches market share moves. For July 2013, StatCounter listed Chrome the most used browser with 43.12 percent market share; IE came in at second with 24.53% and Firefox in third with 20.09%. The only part everyone seems to agree on is that Safari and Opera are not in the top three and are deemed to be the least popular browsers to use.
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