Internet Explorer Increases Desktop Web Browser Market Share; Widens Gap Against Rivals

Microsoft Internet Explorer continues to grow more popular and seems to edge out other web browsers.

According to Net Applications’ latest Desktop Browser Market Share report, data from 160 million unique, monthly visitors show how Microsoft’s web browser is slowly gaining ground against its rivals.

The firm’s figures for October saw Internet Explorer as it continuously surpassed its rivals in user adoption to grab more than half of the web browser market at 54.13 percent – 0.5 percent higher than the previous month.

Ovum analyst Richard Edwards believes the increase of PC sales in emerging markets is responsible for the growth of Internet Explorer’s market share worldwide, notwithstanding how Microsoft’s web browser is keeping up so well with so many devices.

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The recent market figure of Mozilla Firefox, the main rival of Microsoft Internet Explorer, is not as promising, with last month’s share diving to 19.99 percent – 0.9 percent lower than the previous month.

Moreover, Google Chrome is gaining enough momentum to overtake Mozilla Firefox before the yearend. It grabbed 18.55 percent of the market in October, albeit slightly lower than September’s numbers. Google’s steady stream updates, however, assures that Chrome will catch up with Mozilla Firefox as early as this year.

Browser

Total Market Share

Microsoft Internet Explorer

54.13%

Firefox

19.99%

Chrome

18.55%

Safari

5.21%

Opera

1.63%

Proprietary or Undetectable

0.26%

Mozilla

0.04%

Flock

0.02%

Konqueror

0.01%

Obigo

0.00%

Android Browser

0.00%

Author: Francis Rey

Francis is a voracious reader and prolific writer. He has been writing about social media and technology for more than 10 years. During off hours, he relishes moments with his wife and daughter.

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