Browser Stats: Internet Explorer drops below 50% of Web Usage

November 2, 2011 7:17 pm

We spotted this today:

“The more significant one is that Internet Explorer’s share of global browser usage dropped below 50 percent for the first time in more than a decade.

Internet Explorer still retains a majority of the desktop browser market share, at 52.63 percent, a substantial 1.76 point drop from September. However, desktop browsing makes up only about 94 percent of Web traffic; the rest comes from phones and tablets, both markets in which Internet Explorer is all but unrepresented. As a share of the whole browser market, Internet Explorer has only 49.58 percent of users. Microsoft’s browser first achieved a majority share in—depending on which numbers you look at—1998 or 1999. It reached its peak of about 95 percent share in 2004, and has been declining ever since.”

Statistics Source: ArsTechnica

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