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Web Browsers Worth Supporting In April 2013

Web Browsers Worth Supporting In April 2013

After a month off, here is the latest update on which browsers you should be supporting in April 2013.

Didn’t realise that IE7 was now below 1%? Well, it is and we covered that back in January. Missed the rise of the iPad? Our update in February covered the fact that the iPad now accounts for over 7% of the browser market in the UK. What about IE10? It is starting to make some progress, read on to see where it places.

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United Kingdom – Top Web Browsers (with over 1% of market share) of March 2013

UK Web Browsers - March 2013

  • Chrome 25 – 29.32%
  • IE9 – 19.11%
  • Firefox 19 – 12.57%
  • IE8 – 9.3%
  • Safari iPad – 7.96%
  • Safari 6 – 3.97%
  • IE10 – 2.84%
  • Safari 5.1 – 2.61%
  • Chrome 26 – 1.2%

Main news in the UK is that IE10 is starting to gain some ground, now up to almost 3%, as IE9 decreases slightly.

Chrome still dominates with version 25 whilst version 26 starts to make progress and will take over next month.

Firefox is now at version 19 although maintains roughly the same amount of market share with 12.5%.

IE8 is still holding off the iPad with just over 9% and around 8% respectively.

Safari 6 is now approaching 4% and Safari 5.1 reduces ever so slightly to 2.6%.

Worldwide – Top Web Browsers (with over 1% of market share) of March 2013

Worldwide Web Browsers - March 2013

  • Chrome 25 – 32.28%
  • IE9 – 15.81%
  • Firefox 19 – 15.11%
  • IE8 – 10.29%
  • Safari iPad – 3.83%
  • IE10 – 2.26%
  • Safari 6 – 2.25%
  • Safari 5.1 – 1.67%
  • Chrome 26 – 1.42%
  • Chrome 24 – 1.19%

Chrome continues to dominate Worldwide too with versions 24, 25 and 26 all figuring over 1% and combining to make up 34.89%.

IE9 loses another 2% as IE10 gains and is finally now over 2%.

Firefox is another browser to drop slightly with version 19 achieving 15% of the market, which is a reduction for Firefox from 16% a couple of months ago.

IE8 still over 10% and Safari iPad has less than 4% market share, half that of the UK. Safari 6 makes minimal gains and Safari 5.1 edges down, closer to the magical 1%.

All the above statistics are from StatCounter Global Stats.

Tom Batey, founder of WebDepend, is a hands on website tester focusing on quality across web, mobile and email.

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