Spring is in the air, and April proved to be another great month for the IE team. In our continued efforts to support the HTML5 platform, we partnered with teen music artist Jasmine Villegas to launch an interactive music video, and also launched an online throwback to arcade games, based on the popular Marshmallow People online video series.
With a new month brings new usage share data to report. As always, we look to Net Applications for the most current data given the depth and quality of their methodology as we focus on our core metric: IE9 growth on Windows 7.
I’m pleased to note that we continue to see IE9 growth on Windows 7 continuing, hitting 35.5% worldwide as of the end of April. The data is particularly encouraging for users and developers in the US, with IE9 growing 4 points of share on Windows 7, hitting 52.9% usage share in April.
Source: Net Applications, April 29, 2012 (daily). Latest mainline browsers compared with exception of Firefox, as Firefox 12 just released on April 24th.
This continues to be great news for consumers and developers alike who can benefit from the richer web experiences and standards support in IE9.
If you haven’t yet made the move to Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, try it by visiting www.beautyoftheweb.com.
Director, Internet Explorer Product Marketing