Two years ago ie was still accounting for most desktop browsers on the internet with 58. The values below are in percentages and are extracted from our w3schools statistics. However, ie 6 is mostly remembered for its security failings, which were. Microsofts edge browser lost market share in november. It was first released as part of the addon package microsoft plus. A larger concern is the fact that netmarketshares report doesnt list two versions of microsoft edge. Here you see the market shares of the most used browsers for the current month. It lacked many features that became common in later ie versions, including the blue e logo, integration with windows explorer, and bundled programs. Google chrome continues to dominate the world of browsers. Statcounter global stats browser, os, search engine. Here you see the market shares of the most used browser versions for the.
Microsoft ends support for old internet explorer versions. However in spite of the redmond giant promoting microsoft edge via the in built ads in windows 10 it has not helped the browser to gain substantial market. Its market share was also much lower than later versions. Select the programs tab, and then choose make default. Market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems and. Heres how to make internet explorer your default browser. Internet explorer 6 shipped with both windows xp and windows server 2003, launching it to nearly 90% market share by 2002. This graph shows the market share of browser versions worldwide based on over 10 billion monthly page views. This market share is more than opera, safari and microsofts internet explorer successor. It was part of the microsoft windows operating system, starting in 1995. Despite automatic updates, old browsers are still a.
Operating systems search engines mobile mobile web browsers mobile operating systems mobile search engines. The following tables display the browsers logged by statcounter that are not accounted for on the website. Websites often include code to detect browser version to adjust the page design sent according to the. Later versions were free downloads, or in service packs, and included. If youre having problems opening internet explorer, make sure its set as your default browser and pin it to your start screen and taskbar. Microsofts internet explorer ie web browser, now accounts for less than 60% of the market, down from 95% at its peak in 2003. Due to changes made to the user agent in ipados, ipads were identified as macos devices. Trying once again to regain browser market share, when windows 10 was first released in 2015, microsoft included edge as the default browser. Internet explorer, microsofts oldschool browser that has been around for so long, is now 21 years old, as the software giant rolled it out. Sometimes, listing different versions of the same browser wouldnt make much sense. Chrome safari firefox samsung internet uc browser opera edge legacy ie. Microsofts browser upgrade decree proves disastrous for. Monthly data includes all hits from 20080201 until the end of the month concerned.
In the upper corner of internet explorer, select the tools button, and then select about internet explorer. Historical market sha re of internet expl orer, 19952014. Some web sites attract developers using professional hardware, while other sites attract. The good news is that ie6 and ie7 have nearly dropped off the map.
This change propagated progressively from september to december, and required an adjustment to the data in that timeframe. Aiming to appease regulators, microsoft plans to ship windows 7 in europe without internet explorer, though. As of today january 12th, 2016, microsoft will no longer offer support and security updates for several versions of internet explorer running on various versions of. Google takes aim at microsoft edge with flurry of ads. This graph shows the market share of browsers worldwide from apr 2019 apr. Microsofts newest internet browser is so good that i.
Microsoft has also developed interne t explorer for ma c, inter net explore r for unix and int ernet explorer mobile respectively for apple macintosh, unix and mobile devices. And february 2014 numbers include mobile for internet explorer and firefox not included in android. Microsoft edge replaced internet explorer as the default browser on windows 10. Microsoft forced to offer users a choice of web browsers. Does browser testing on internet explorer still make sense. It was a reworked version of spyglass mosaic, which microsoft licensed from spyglass inc. Microsoft has developed eleven versions of internet explorer f or windows from 1995 to 20. The usage share of web browsers is the proportion, often expressed as a percentage, of visitors. With the introduction of windows 10 in 2015, microsoft also introduced microsoft edge, which is a replacement browser for internet explorer. Tracks the usage share of search engines, browsers and operating systems including mobile from over 10 billion monthly page views. The first two are disconti nued bu t the latter runs on wi ndows ce, windows. Microsoft edge is now 2nd most popular desktop browser. As the browser market share continued to fall in the last decade. Microsoft prepares to kill older versions of internet.
Edge was first publicly released in july 2015, with the consumer release of windows 10. Image caption internet explorer still dominates the market. Market share while it still has more users than its replacement, microsoft edge, internet explorer has lost a lot of ground over the years. Browser market share worldwide statcounter global stats. This report lists the market share of the top browsers in use, like internet explorer, firefox, chrome, safari, and opera. The latest pc web browser market share numbers from net applications for june 20 show that internet explorer 10 is now being used more than ie9. Internet explorer 8 is identified as internet explorer 7. Make internet explorer your default browser windows help.
From the statistics below collected since 2002 you can read the long term trends of browser usage. Track your websites visitor activity in realtime with w3counter. This animation provides a nostalgic look back at the market share of various. Windows 8 shipped with internet explorer 10, and the free update to windows 8. If you believe the net market share numbers, internet explorer 8 on windows xp is still the undisputed champ of web browsing. This statistic shows the monthly market share held by the leading internet browsers in the united states from 2015 to 2019. Internet explorer simple english wikipedia, the free. Internet explorer still commands the second largest market share among web browsers over 10 percent. Desktop internet browser market share 20152020 statista. The new chromium browser will become microsofts recommended choice on all windows versions on windows 10, internet explorer will continue to be offered, but the company already recommends. Googles internet browser, chrome, comes in with 32bit and 64bit versions for better compatibility with your system.
Global market share held by the leading web browser versions as of february. W3schools statistics may not be relevant to your web site. The initial version of explorer was incarnated from spyglass mosaic which microsoft licensed for a modest quarterly fee and a share of the nonwindows product revenues. It is also the default browser in windows 10 for smartphones, tablets, and xbox one. The first version of internet explorer, made its debut on august 17, 1995. Here you see the market shares of the most used browser versions for the current month. Internet explorer, bolstered by the many windows 7 users. Internet explorer loses browser market share while. It was first released as part of the addon package plus. The versions of ie released since 2000 have about 62% of the market. Market share statistics for internet technologies login 800 3158391. This report was generated 04302020 based on the past months traffic to all websites that use w3counters free web stats. Internet explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by microsoft and included as part of the microsoft windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995.
In march 2019, netmarketshare records mozilla firefoxs popularity at 9. And projections by computerworld, based on the the rate of decline in the upforretirement ie editions, now point to between 39% and 41% of those running a microsoft. That growth appeared to come to a screeching halt in june, with both the operating system and the browser. Microsofts new browser will work on windows 7 despite eol. Ie dominates the browser market because of its inclusion in windows, the most widelyused pc operating system. Immediately after netscapes ipo, the first version of internet explorer. Microsofts internet explorer losing browser share bbc news. Simply put, web browsers are the software applications that act as our. Internet explorer is microsofts venture into the web browser market. Open internet explorer, select the tools button, and then choose internet options. In the search box on the taskbar, type internet explorer, and then select internet explorer in the list of results. Mozilla firefox falls and microsoft edge climbs in browser.1173 1245 769 1175 994 546 689 1162 866 1353 1546 1417 481 532 256 1601 1411 339 796 1132 706 1449 1531 1583 977 845 533 924 734 1168 131 138 511 460 746 416 385 763 1491 482 1200