For more than a decade, Internet Explorer has claimed more than 50% of the Internet’s traffic. For the first time, Internet Explorer’s web traffic fell below 50% in October 2011.
Microsoft’s browser has been in a state of slow decline, but without having a strong tablet contender, the browser is losing popularity in favor of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Microsoft’s current market share for browsers is 49.6%. Safari makes up 62.17% of mobile web traffic, according to Netmarketshare.com. For desktops and laptops, Firefox is the runner up to IE with 21.20% of traffic–followed Google Chrome and Safari.