Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – May 2013

Fresh statistics have been released into the wild by Net Applications for May 2013.  Net Applications’ statistics are based on the activity of about 160 million visitors per month to Web sites using its services.

These are the latest figures on the performance of the behemoths of the Internet as far as web browsing is concerned.

  1. Internet Explorer: 55.99 – 55.81 = 0.18 percent
  2. Firefox:  20.63 – 20.30= 0.33 percent
  3. Chrome:  15.74 – 16.35 = 0.61 percent
  4. Safari:  5.46 – 5.38 = 0.08 percent
  5. Opera:  1.77 – 1.73 = 0.04 percent
  6. Others:  0.41 – 0.42 = 0.01 percent


Analyzing the newly-minted statistics, the only loser last month was Google Chrome.  It slid backwards a walloping 0.33 percent which was unexpected—at least for me it was.  They have been tweaking their browser with some interesting goodies like the voice-activated address bar similar to Apple’s Siri, witty extensions, and a much faster performance.  But that is not alluring the people out there.

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox are the real winners.  I’m glad Firefox has found it’s way and is proceeding forward.  I understand some Chinese companies are on the drawing table designing mobile phones using Mozilla’s Firefox as their default browser.  That’s raising some eyebrows.  Good.

Apple Safari is doing okay and Norwegian Opera is clawing a bit forward, but nothing to brag about.  At least it is gaining some global market share which is not bad at all.

See you all next month with new statistics fresh out of the oven from Net Applications.  Good Day.

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