71% Of Internet Users Utilize Up-To-Date Browsers

Latest versions especially prevalent among Chrome, Firefox, Opera users

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The people who work on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and maybe even Safari and Internet Explorer can take comfort in the fact that their efforts aren’t going unappreciated.  A new report from Pingdom indicates that a significant majority of Internet users are running the most recent version of their browser of choice.

Indeed, according to Pingdom’s analysis (which was based on StatCounter’s data), about 70.9 percent of all Internet users are up-to-date in this respect, and that’s not bad at all.  Apparently a lot of computer users manage to follow prompts or even seek out the latest software on their own.

Of course, a couple of the data points may not deserve to be celebrated.  A post on the Royal Pingdom blog mentioned, "It’s not strange that Chrome ‘wins’ this since it’s currently the only browser with automated upgrades (they are handled in the background)."

Also, Internet Explorer’s users only achieved a 60-40 split.

This study still represents good news for developers and users, though.

Let’s just hope the "freshness" data doesn’t take too much of a turn for the worse when Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 are released.

71% Of Internet Users Utilize Up-To-Date Browsers
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  • http://www.mirnabard.com Mirna Bard

    Updating your browser is one way of protecting your own computer unit and seeing a lot of new applications for that specified browser. I am not surprise form the stats because I am also my browsers.

  • http://www.sitebyjames.com/ James

    Honestly, after noticing some quick changes by some of the most recent browsers out there, I think having everybody riding the cutting edge is potentially more dangerous. One bad release and that’s a few hundred thousand/hundred million broken websites.

  • Zhen

    71%? I seriously doubt it. I don’t believe in polls and approximations. Most people can’t even tell a browser from Zappo’s shoes. I don’t believe any of this data. It’s common sense, most people work hard all day and wouldn’t recognize a t-bone about Chrome, Firefox let alone update it. They just want to get on the internet, do their thing and get out. They are not on top of browser updates like us programmers, marketers, geeks. Watch “What is a browser” interviews by Google on the streets. People have a life. lol. It’s common sense. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ

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