Neowin analyzed the February browser marketshare data from Net Applications and reports that Internet Explorer saw its marketshare up again while Chrome slipped. Microsoft's browser saw its userbase rise 0.68 percent from 55.14 percent to 55.82 percent, while Chrome fell from 17.48 percent to 16.27 percent, the lowest marketshare for Google's browser since September 2011.
Firefox has increased its lead over Chrome as the second most used browser, breaking the 20% barrier again with 20.12% of the market, up from 19.94% the previous month. Safari was up 0.18% to 5.24%, while Opera rose 0.07% to keep 1.82% of the market.
Internet Explorer 8.0 is still the most used browser version worldwide with 23.38% market share, however Internet Explorer 9.0 (21.67%) is closing the gap having gained market share throughout February. IE6 is dropping users while still hovering around the 6% usage mark, while IE10 has been rapidly gaining users over the past few months and sits on a 1.57% share.