IE11 surges up in market share in latest web browser user numbers

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 web browser officially launched in October when it was included in the Windows 8.1 update, but the final version for Windows 7 was not released until early November. Today, newly updated numbers from a research firm Net Applications shows that IE11 surged up nearly two percentage points in November to claim 3.27 percent of the worldwide web browser market share, up from just 1.49 percent in October.

The new statistics show that IE8 still has a hammer lock on the web browser world, with 21.74 percent of the browser market share in November, down just slightly from 21.76 percent in October. IE10 is in second with 17.50 percent last month, down from 18.94 in October. Firefox 25 is third with 10.43 percent, IE9 is fourth with 9.25 percent and Chrome 31 is fifth with 6.77 percent.

Overall, all versions of Internet Explorer claimed 58.36 percent of the browser market in November, up from 58.22 in October. Firefox is next with 18.54 percent, down from 18.70 percent in October. Chrome is third with 15.44 percent, up slightly from 15.42 percent in October. Versions of Safari and Opera are well behind the top three at 5.90 percent and 1.39 percent, respectively.

Source: Net Applications | Image via Microsoft

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