Internet Explorer had been the most widely used browser for a long time. Then, other browsers like Firefox and Chrome came along and took away some of the popularity of IE.
Steadily, the number of IE users has been reduced to a mere 13.38% of the entire population of internet users. For the first time, Internet Explorer usage has dipped below Firefox in popularity. Firefox currently stands at a fairly steady 14.68%.
The reigning champion? Google Chrome! The Chrome browser currently holds the title as most popular browser as 55.3% of all internet users have chosen Chrome as their browser of choice.
It has been reported that IE may indeed fall off the face of the digital earth as soon as May 2016 unless something drastic changes.
While Firefox and Chrome embraced technology-forward ideas like auto-updates, evolving but consistent web standards and an open-source concept that allowed for users to develop addons, themes and other features to enhance the browsing experience, Internet Explorer stood staunch in it’s stance to only release new versions with each Windows release up until much recently.
For more information, check out this article on Gizmodo and the current browser-usage stats for February, 2016.