January, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer Surpasses The 55% Mark

By | February 5, 2013 | 6 Comments



Well, it’s that time of the month again and as you might have guessed from the title, 2013 could be a year of major changes. That’s what Obama has promised, right?

Starting off with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, it becomes evident that advertising does indeed work as it has since reversed the trend, up from 54.77% to 55.14% (0.37 point increase).

Consolidating in the narrow range, Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has managed to increase its market share by 0.12 point, up from 19.82% to 19.94%.

Unable to finally surpass the Firefox’s market share, Google Chrome is down again, from 18.04% to 17.48% (0.56 point decrease).

Safari in the meantime sits flat at 5.24%.

We are not sure if it’s a sign of good things to come but it looks like Opera is slowly edging higher, month after month, this time its market share has increased by 0.04 point, up from 1.71% to 1.75%.

That’s all for now, folks.


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  • Conroy

    on some statistics you can see chrome being the top browser, and when i visit people, they all use different browsers, i just dont get it :D

    • Boray

      It all depends on how, when and where you collect the data. Opera is one of the top browsers in Ukraine for example.

  • Grrblt

    But what will this mean for the murder rates?

  • user

    Interesting to see Firefox is still above Chrome. Where Can I download chromium for windows ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HC472HNLLQYOPSQ546HVNCIBQI Chris Lu

    Always nice to see Firefox making a comeback. After reading all those articles that left Firefox left for dead in the browser race, I released how uncomfortable I was with Microsoft and Google being the dominant browser players and subsequently decision makers on where the net was going.