Internet Explorer has lost half of its users in a year’s time

Posted 02 January 2017 16:12 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Internet Explorer has lost half of its users in a year’s time. In January 2016 the browser accounted for 40% of the browser market. Now, a year later, Microsoft’s browser has a market share of slightly less than 21%.

The numbers come from market research company Net Applications.

Internet Explorer especially lost a lot of market share due to Windows 10, where it has been replaced as default browser by Edge. But many Windows 10 users don’t use Edge and moved to Google Chrome. This browser saw its market share grow with about 20% the last year. More than half (56%) of all internet users now uses Google Chrome, according to Net Applications.

Mozilla’s Firefox also reports positive numbers again, its market share stabilized pretty much last summer. But in total Firefox only grew with 0.5% over the entire year. From 11.7% to 12.2%.

Edge, the browser that replaced Internet Explorer in Windows 10 has a market share of  5.3% which means that Microsoft  currently accounts for about 26% of the browser market.



coolcolors
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 02 Jan 17 22:50
Sounds like something is fishy going on here. I do recall a posting to this headline but now it is gone.
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Millennium12
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 03 Jan 17 00:52
I do not wonder coz the amount of spam on an IE page is load bogging
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Shammil
New Member
Posted on: 03 Jan 17 19:13
Months ago I read somewhere that there was something about Edge that made it be recorded as Chrome in these statistics, is there any truth to that?
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Wombler
Administrator & Reviewer
Posted on: 04 Jan 17 13:39
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolcolors
Sounds like something is fishy going on here. I do recall a posting to this headline but now it is gone.
I've just checked and there are no deleted posts in this thread so perhaps it didn't finish posting?

It's very rare that technical problems would prevent users from posting without it being obvious that there's a problem but if something doesn't appear it's probably easiest just to try posting again.


Wombler
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