Browser wars: Chrome vs Firefox vs IE vs Safari

Google’s Chrome web browser continues to take market share from its competitors, with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox browser losing the most traction.

StatCounter’s latest global browser statistics show that Chrome is the most popular browser in the world with 43% market share, followed by Internet Explorer on 25% and Firefox on 19%.

Apple’s Safari browser is fairly stable on 8.6%, with Opera completing the top 5 with just over 1% market share.

The following graph shows the Internet browser market share over the last 5 years.

Web browser market share
Web browser market share

When looking at MyBroadband statistics, a website frequented by tech-savvy South Africans, the situation looks similar to global trends.

The following chart shows the browser market share on MyBroadband over the last month.

Browser stats on MyBroadband
Browser stats on MyBroadband

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