Statcounter just released its latest Browser market share data. There aren’t in any surprises in these numbers. IE and Firefox continue to slide slowly, though more users are upgrading to newer versions. Chrome and Safari continue to rise. And mobile browsers are starting to make a small dent. Month to month there aren’t many changes, but if you compare these stats against a previous year, it is amazing how much browser usage changes over time compared to other consumer products like soft drinks and home appliances.
It is important to note that there are inherent biases in any of the companies that release market share data. Statcounter relies on small Web sites who want to see additional information on who is using their Web site. For example, some companies may undercount corporate users or home users, or include worldwide results. We don’t make decisions on what to test on based on any specific company’s data.