With such dynamic and ever changing numbers, the browser market share statistics are never a dull sight. Case in point the figures for February 2013, which saw Microsoft Internet Explorer post some impressive advances, at the expense of others, particularly Google Chrome.
Internet Explorer actually passed the 55 percent global market share in total last month.
But according to Net Applications and its most current data, the world’s most popular browser rose even more to 55.82 percent and built upon its lead.
Chrome fell to a new low, dropping a substantial 1.21 percent to arrive at 16.27 percent, the lowest market share it has enjoyed since September 2011. Mozilla Firefox got even with Chrome and increased its lead as it broke through barriers to finish with 20.12 percent.
Safari and Opera kept 5.24 percent and 1.82 percent of the market.
Individually speaking, Internet Explorer 8.0 still remains the most used browser worldwide, and enjoys a healthy 23.38 percent share, just outside the reach of Internet Explorer 9.0 and its 21.67 percent.
The jolly old IE6 continues dropping users and its share is just around the 6 percent region.
IE10 has been making significant strides since its release late last year, and now sits at a 1.57 percent worldwide share — but since Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 just came out earlier this week, expect this figure to rise exponentially in March and months beyond.