According to new data from NetApplications, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 browser holds a 19.45% market share and is currently in second place behind Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer 10, which has already surpassed Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in terms of market share, is close to being the top browser.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 is still at the top with a 21.39% market share, as of September 2013. For the month of August, Internet Explorer 8 held a 21.65% market share. While Internet Explorer 8 drops in market share, Internet Explorer 10 continues to see an increase month over month.
Google Chrome 29 is in third place in terms of market share, with a share of 12.82%. Mozilla Firefox 23 comes in fourth place with a share of 11.57%.
Microsoft has been touting Internet Explorer 10 as the browser that was designed with security in mind as well as the browser perfect for touch. Microsoft also touts Internet Explorer 10’s ability to block over 99% of malware and has less vulnerabilities compared to rival browsers on the Windows operating system.
Internet Explorer 11 was recently made available in Release Preview form for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. IE11 offers an even better touch experience compared to IE10, and no word on when we will see the final version of IE11 on Windows 7. Windows 8.1 is set to be officially released on October 17th, bringing along with it the final version of IE11.Further reading: IE10, Internet Explorer, Microsoft