71% of Internet users have latest version of their browsers

Good news for web developers and HTML5. According to the newest data from Pingdom and StatCounter, majority of Internet users (71%) run the latest official versions of their browser.

What does it mean? Web developers should more likely implement HTML5 into web projects. With that environment, the new standard is going to flourish and new features of HTML5 will became common techniques faster than we expected few months ago.

The latest official versions of browsers are currently: Internet Explorer 8.0, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 7.0, Safari 5.0 and Opera 10.6.

The summary of the repprt shows that:
– 91% of Chrome users run version 7.0.
– 81% of Firefox users run version 3.6.
– 77% of Opera users run version 10.6.
– 71% of Safari users run version 5.0.
– 60% of Internet Explorer users run version 8.0.