Category: Internet Explorer
June, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Safari, it looks like Apple’s web browser is now in a downtrend as we see another drop, from 48.72% to 46.07% (2.65 points decrease).
Now here’s something unexpected.
Today, Microsoft has announced the availability of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel, which aims to bring even more transparency and reveal developer features that were just finished or are about to be.
With today’s IE Dev release (for Windows 7 and 8.1), the software giant demonstrated the support for GamePad API, allowing you to control web games (assuming they have implemented this feature) with the Xbox controller.
IE6 to IE11.
If you are wondering how secure Internet Exporer is then look no further than at the latest report by Microsoft, which states that the software giant has already patched a total of 59 vulnerabilities in the month of June.
While only 2 out of 59 were publicly disclosed it makes us wonder: is that high number of fixed security vunerabilities a good or a bad thing?
May, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome, Firefox – Down
Time to do the desktop.
Recovering from a short downtrend, Internet Explorer is up again, this time by 0.29 point, from 57.88% to 58.17%.
May, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down
As always, we start with the market leader: Safari, this time its market share has decreased by 3.05 points, from 51.77% to 48.72%.
Next is Android Browser, which too experienced a drop in the numbers, from 22.56% to 21.87% (0.69 point decrease).
Now here‘s a hope for the human kind.
If you are still frustrated by the decade old Internet Exploder‘s UI then good news, this could very well be fixed in IE12.
Why? A feedback (Colour of Favourites Bar / Menu Bar) submited in the „Internet Explorer Feedback“ page got attention from the IE Team, which resulted in the following repsonse:
„Thanks for the feedback. We’re making substantial changes to the UI, we’ll keep this in mind.“
Today, Microsoft has announced a new website, which aims to provide users with some transparency regarding the development of Internet Explorer.
From now on, you will be able to see what the software giant has planned for the future versions of IE and what is under consideration.
So what’s next for Internet Explorer? According to the web site, Microsoft is currently working on:
April, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
And now the desktop numbers…
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer market share has since reached its peak and is down by 0.08 point, from 57.96% to 57.88%.
7 years too late.
Following the release of original iPhone, it looks like Microsoft has finally realized the importance of “touch” and is now promoting it through new Internet Explorer TV ad, which, as you might expect, tries to sell you (or your mom) a product by combining cute music and a young kid. Check it out,