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

By | October 10, 2013 | 5 Comments



Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge higher, up from 57.60% to 57.80% (0.2 point increase).

After minor gain last time, Firefox resumes its downtrend, its market share has decreased by 0.18 point, from 18.88% to 18.60%.

Chrome too is having some trouble recovering its share, down from 16.00% to 15.96% (0.04 point decrease).

Surprisingly, Apple’s Safari is the only browser after IE that has managed to strengthen its position, up from 5.59% to 5.77% (0.18 point increase).

Lastly, Opera, and there are no changes here, its market share continues to drop, down by 0.06 point, from 1.53% to 1.47%.

That’s all for now, folks.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

    Opera lasted more than 15 years on a 0.68% because PC is not Opera’s main plattform. Now we are 1.47%? That is amazing!!!

    • Lophs

      Actually it has fluctuated between 1 to 3 percent depending on who you ask. And yes the PC specifically Windows division was the main development branch. In fact he first official opera release was in 1994 on windows.

      • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

        Opera main market is mobile and smart devices, like TVs and GPS stuff, PC is not primary.

        Nobody gives a shit about the beginnings.

        • Lophs

          No, its success is on mobile, but most of the development development team as been desktop since day one so Opera does give a shit even though apparently an certain ignorant opera fanboy doesn’t.

          Major changes like introducing Caragan, turbo were introduced in desktop then merged downwards to mobile and other many months afterwards.

  • cobrazombie

    Opera is going after the mainstream with its new stripped-down webkit browser. Will alienating its core users gamble pay off?