According to data from StatCounter (as of March 18th 2013), Internet Explorer is still the top browser in North America with a 39% browser usage. However, Google Chrome is still dominant in the browser wars, taking the lead in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The browser wars have been ongoing for years now between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google’s Chrome, and Mozilla’s Firefox. Oh and then we have Apple’s Safari browser and Opera. While Microsoft and Google continue to go at war when it comes to their internet browsers, it seems that Internet Explorer and Safari are dropping in usage while Chrome continues to gain ground.
It appears that Internet Explorer was the dominant browser around the world back in 2011 with a desktop usage of 45%. Fast forward to 2013, the desktop usage for Internet Explorer is 30%. Chrome, on the other hand, has a total usage of 37%, with Chrome 25 itself owning 33%. Chrome is currently in second place in terms of usage in North America.
An interesting note to keep in mind is that Internet Explorer 10, which is Microsoft’s latest browser, has yet to obtain any significant usage share worldwide. This is understandable since the browser was only recently made available to Windows 7 users, after being Windows 8 exclusive for months.
Thanks to Svante for the heads up!