Net Applications: IE10 overtakes IE9 in browser market share

Internet Explorer 10 is now being used on more PCs than its previous browser version IE9, according to the newest data from research firm Net Applications. Their numbers for June 2013 show IE10 now has 13.52 percent of the browser market, compared to IE9's 11.71 percent. In May 2013, Net Applications reported that IE10 had a 9.26 percent market share, and that IE9 claimed 15.39 percent.

The numbers are significant because IE10 is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8, while IE9 can also run on Windows Vista. 

The new data from June continues to show that IE8 is the most used PC web browser in the world, with a market share of 22.67 percent. Google's Chrome 27 browser is second with 13.76 percent. IE10 is in third, followed by Mozllla's Firefox 21 with 12.47 percent in fourth place, and IE9 in fifth place.

In terms of overall web browsers, regardless of their version number, Net Applications' numbers shows that the Internet Explorer family controlled 56.15 percent of the market share in June, up slightly from 55.99 percent in May. Firefox was number two in May with 19.15 percent in June, down from 20.63 percent in May and Chrome is third with 17.17 percent market share n June, up from 15.74 percent in May.

A few days ago, Microsoft released IE11 as part of the Windows 8.1 public preview. However, Net Applications' June numbers do not show IE11 among the many web browser versions they currently track.

Source: Net Applications | Image via Net Applications

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no one does prefer 6, they just dont understand the overall benefit for the effort. my wikipedia signature looks s**k in ie 8 and lower, but the readers take it for granted lol

I could live with IE 8 being the lowest version of IE for a bit but it needs to go as the others. IE 10 is great although I still prefer Firefox or Chrome.

Still, I have noticed a difference when I upgraded from IE 9 a faster, smoother experience. Webpages load pretty fast and look good. IE 6 and IE 7 are terrible for web developers. IE 8 I would say is close to decent and the problem here is XP. I think XP is still going to be with us for awhile and that only can go up to IE 8.

Best thing that can happen for an overall better web experience is that Microsoft is able to track all XP live installs and force upgrade in the background to IE 8 so that 7 and 6 are no longer around and I could not care for China at this point as it has no relevance to my company.

It would also be nice if they could force upgrade to a more standards version on XP but that is just a pipe dream. Wish that could change though. Some users so stubborn

With IE9 losing market share on this rate and IE10 taking over all of IE9s market share, I expect to see IE10 soon becoming the number 1 browser (in 4 months max.), at least, if IE11 won't be release anytime soon.

Jose_49 said,
Great news to web developers!
It's good news to web developers. IE10 overtaking IE9 isn't that special. The IE version that needs to disappear is IE8 now, together with IE6 (however, the only country that still uses IE6 is China) with a 6% market share.

Studio384 said,
It's good news to web developers. IE10 overtaking IE9 isn't that special. The IE version that needs to disappear is IE8 now, together with IE6 (however, the only country that still uses IE6 is China) with a 6% market share.

When you consider that IE9 only scored 138 on HTML5 test, below Firefox 3.6.. v.s. IE10's score of 320, you begin to find it is indeed great news for web developers. IE11 beta currently scores 355 which is only an upgrade of 35 points assuming this doesn't change much when it releases.

You can see that the standards support underwent a more dramatic upgrade between IE9 and IE10 than you previously thought. With the introduction of auto updates in IE10, the upgrade to IE11 should hopefully be even more smooth.

funkydude said,

When you consider that IE9 only scored 138 on HTML5 test, below Firefox 3.6.. v.s. IE10's score of 320, you begin to find it is indeed great news for web developers. IE11 beta currently scores 355 which is only an upgrade of 35 points assuming this doesn't change much when it releases.

You can see that the standards support underwent a more dramatic upgrade between IE9 and IE10 than you previously thought. With the introduction of auto updates in IE10, the upgrade to IE11 should hopefully be even more smooth.

Auto upgrade already happens with Windows 7 and IE9 users (trough Windows Update, but it's a forced update if you didn't disable it), that much smoother, it won't go.

Now, for note: HTML5Test.com? Seriously? Only 380 point are about HTML5, and that's including bonus points (which aren't part of the HTML5 standard). Trying to compare it trought HTML5Test.com is not a good idea. Especialy since it tests on the availability of the feature and not of it is actualy according the standards.

Studio384 said,
Auto upgrade already happens with Windows 7 and IE9 users (trough Windows Update, but it's a forced update if you didn't disable it), that much smoother, it won't go.

You do realize that Windows Update =/= a built in updater right? It will most certainly go smoother especially for those with Windows Update turned off. The fact that IE10 is taking so long to replace IE9 just goes to prove that Windows Update is not that popular among average joe, as much as we all wish it was.

Studio384 said,

Now, for note: HTML5Test.com? Seriously? Only 380 point are about HTML5, and that's including bonus points (which aren't part of the HTML5 standard). Trying to compare it trought HTML5Test.com is not a good idea. Especialy since it tests on the availability of the feature and not of it is actualy according the standards.

What you have said here has not refuted my point that IE10 is a major standards upgrade over IE9, maybe you should bring some actual evidence?

Studio384 said,
Auto upgrade already happens with Windows 7 and IE9 users (trough Windows Update, but it's a forced update if you didn't disable it), that much smoother, it won't go.

Now, for note: HTML5Test.com? Seriously? Only 380 point are about HTML5, and that's including bonus points (which aren't part of the HTML5 standard). Trying to compare it trought HTML5Test.com is not a good idea. Especialy since it tests on the availability of the feature and not of it is actualy according the standards.


In their defense, HTML5Test.com claims they can see if a browser properly uses the features... as if hehe.
But makes sense I supose, these kinda tests/sites are pretty much only there to show "IE sucks most".