A recent report from Pingdom shows that, on average, 71% of Internet users surf the Web using the latest version of their browser. That aggregate average includes Google Chrome leading the way at 91%, all the way down to Internet Explorer, with 60%.
But before you give Chrome too much credit and think you better start upgrading your browser every 6 weeks like they do, it is important to note that Chrome upgrades get handled automatically in the background.
Overall, when you see 71% and think, “that’s good”, we also have to note that Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox haven’t been officially updated in a long time. (Although you can be experiencing both right now through their beta releases.) And a month after Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox 4 officially release, it would be fascinating to see these stats again.