Internet Browser Facts and Statistics for 2024

Last Updated on: January 8th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Internet Browser facts and statistics I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Internet Browser StatisticsIn this installment of my random digital stats post series, we look at the internet browser wars and some of the usage stats for the major players.

OK, this may not be every internet browser stat you ever wanted to know, but it is a good start. As with all my other stats posts, sources are linked and the list will grow and be updated as I find new and fresher data.

Also like the other posts, some of these stats may come from the companies, some are third hand media reports. Obviously, it is easier to gather user info from the browser that are downloaded (Chrome, Firefox, Opera) than those that come installed with hardware (Internet Explorer, Safari). I try to find what appears to be the most accurate info, but always take it with a grain of salt.

…and without further ado, here are your internet browser statistics…

Monthly Internet Browser Usage Share:

  1. Chrome: 16.84% (Tweet this stat) (February 2014)
  2. Internet Explorer: 58.19% (Tweet this stat) (February 2014)
  3. Firefox: 17.68% (Tweet this stat) (February 2014)
  4. Safari: 5.67% (Tweet this stat) (February 2014)
  5. Opera: 1.23% (Tweet this stat)(February 2014)

Chrome Statistics:

  • Date of Chrome Launch: September 2008 (Tweet this fact)
  • Number of Chrome users: 750 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 5/15/13
  • Chrome’s percentage of web browser usage (across web and mobile): 34.68% Last updated 10/24/13
  • Number Chrome apps/extensions: still searching
  • Number of Chrome developers: still searching
  • Percentage of iOS web traffic generated from Google’s Chrome browser: 3% Last updated 10/11/13

Internet Explorer Statistics:

  • Date of Internet Explorer launch: August 16, 1995 (Tweet this fact)
  • Internet Explorer’s total share of Internet browser usage: 58.19% (February 2014)
  • Internet Explorer 11’s share of Internet browser usage: 12.80% (February 2014)
  • Internet Explorer 10’s share of Internet browser usage: 8.04% (February 2014)
  • Internet Explorer 9’s share of Internet browser usage: 8.80% (February 2014)
  • Internet Explorer 8’s share of Internet browser usage: 21.73% (February 2014)
  • Internet Explorer 7’s share of Internet browser usage: 1.87% (February 2014)
  • Internet Explorer 6’s share of Internet browser usage: 4.65% (February 2014)
  • Number of Internet Explorer users: still searching
  • Date of IE 10 release: 2/25/2013
  • Date of IE 9 release: 3/14/2011
  • Date of IE 8 release: 3/11/2009
  • Date of IE 7 release: 10/3/2007

Firefox Statistics:

Safari Statistics:

Opera Statistics:

Other Mobile and Non-US Based Browsers:

Image Credit: Van_PC via flickr

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Most of these fun facts come from internet reports and may not be official tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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