Microsoft IE9 Expected to Claim 25% of Browser Market in December 2011

As of November 2011, Microsoft Windows Internter Explorer 9 usage share on Windows 7 worldwide was higher than all versions of Chrome and all versions of Firefox - second only to IE8.Based on the yet to complete December data,Microsoft's Internet Explorer team announced on Friday that IE9 has passed both Firefox and Chrome in market […]

As of November 2011, Microsoft Windows Internter Explorer 9 usage share on Windows 7 worldwide was higher than all versions of Chrome and all versions of Firefox - second only to IE8.

Based on the yet to complete December data,Microsoft's Internet Explorer team announced on Friday that IE9 has passed both Firefox and Chrome in market share, and will soon be the number one browser among Windows 7 users according to data from Net Applications.

"We're pleased to say IE9 is still following that trajectory and will soon take the top spot from IE8 on Windows 7, with usage share expected to come in at nearly 25.6% this month," the IE9 team said.

"Maybe it's a bit early to list [IE9 as the leading Windows 7 browser] since we still have a little ways to go, but we are quickly heading in the right direction, which definitely earns a spot on the top 10 list," Said Roger Capriotti, Internet Explorer Marketing Director on Friday.

Net Applications, December 2011 monthly browser usage data on Windows 7 (Global)

Net Applications, December 2011 monthly usage data on Windows 7  (U.S.)