Internet Explorer market share up in March; IE10 up to 2.93 percent

Microsoft launched the final version of Internet Explorer 10 just over a month ago for Windows 7 PCs but even with a new TV commercial campaign promoting the browser, it seems that IE10 has a long way to go.

The latest numbers from Net Applications shows that IE10 was used by 2.93 percent of users worldwide in March 2013. That's compared to 1.57 percent in February. IE8 is still the most used browser version worldwide with 23.23 percent in March, down from 23.38 percent in February. IE9 was second with 20.62 percent of the browser market share in March, down from 21.67 percent in February.

In terms of overall web browsers, regardless of version number, Net Applications says that Internet Explorer had 55.83 percent of the market in March, up just one-one hundredth of one percent compared to February. Mozilla's Firefox was number two in March with 20.21 percent, compared to 20.12 in February.

Google's Chrome web browser held 16.45 percent of the market in March, putting it in the third position. That's a slight rise compared to the 16.27 percent it held in February. Safari had a market share of 5.31 percent in March compared to 5.24 percent in February, while Opera dropped to 1.74 percent in March compared to 1.82 percent in February.

Source: Net Applications | Image via Net Applications

Previous Story
Windows 8 market share up slightly in March to 3.31 percent
Next Story
Windows Phone overtakes BlackBerry in usage share