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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