Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – December 2013

Fresh statistics have been released into the wild by Net Applications for December 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 Gladiators of the Internet as far as web browsing is concerned.

  1. Internet Explorer: 55.06 – 58.36 = 3.30 percent
  2. Chrome:  18.97 – 15.44 = 3.53 percent
  3. Firefox:  18.46 – 18.54 = 0.08 percent
  4. Safari:  5.80 – 5.90 = 0.10 percent
  5. Opera:  1.36 – 1.39 = 0.03 percent
  6. Others:  0.34 – 0.38 = 0.04 percent


Net Applications lifted the screen of the theater and rolled out its latest statistic on the Gladiator’s race.  On the last month of 2013, there was only one clear winner—Google Chrome.  All the rest of the contenders were bleeding red ink.  Even though Internet Explorer still owns more than half of the cake, it lost a huge slice last month—3.30 percent.  Internet Explorer’s loss was diverted to Google Chrome who finally dethroned Mozilla Firefox.  Chrome is now the number two web browser player in the arena.  We all knew this would happen sooner or later.  Firefox sadly slided to third place.

Google is like an octopus, growing more and more tentacles to grasp additional businesses and deepen its gargantuan pockets.  During the holidays, Google Notebooks were in greater demand than PC Windows computers.  Another black eye for Steve Ballmer who is already packing its baggage.  In the mobile arena, Apple iOS holds a solid 54.7 percent of the market followed by Google Android with 35.21 percent.  Android’s performance will be interesting to follow during 2014.  Apple is good at what it does, but Google is not sleeping the afternoon siesta.

That’s just about it guys.  Google is slamming the gas pedal to the hilt while Microsoft tries desperately to keep the lead.  In technology there is never a dull moment.  Good Day.

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