February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | March 12, 2013 | 7 Comments


If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed.

Starting off with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to rebound its losses, up from 55.14% to 55.82% (0.68 point increase).

For over a year now, Firefox is still consolidating in the 20% range, up from 19.94% to 20.12% (0.18 point increase).

Being the only looser this time, Google Chrome is down from 17.48% to 16.27% (1.21 point decrease).

Still in 5% range, Apple’s Safari has managed to increase its market share by 0.18 point, up from 5.24% to 5.42%.

Last but not least is Opera, which saw a pretty major jump, at least for them, up from 1.75% to 1.82% (0.07 point increase).

That’s all for now, folks.


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  • CamilleH

    Hello, can you please post a link to the source of your stats ? I’m new to this blog, maybe you posted it before. Stats are different here : http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-201301-201303 , although maybe they have a different audience. Nice post anyway

    • Dante

      StatCounter do not use methodology with geo-weight. They have only statistic of popularity of his tool.

      • Adam

        They count only hits and that`s mean China have same weight like Australia. When you use geo-weight like NetApplications China will be more like 20X stronger than Australia even they can receive less data from China then Australia.
        This is simple example why is geo-weight important.

        • CamilleH

          thank you for the explanation

    • Mehran

      Why do you care about statistics that are certifiably wrong?

      • CamilleH

        I don’t really care, I’m just struggling to find the most reliable source for this information since Googling “browser market share” isn’t that helpful.

        • Mehran

          There’s no definite source (every website tells different stats) and when someone told you IE has 55.82% of the market, consider him deaf, blind and of course Crazy!