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Html5 Browser Compatibility Comparison Essay

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web browsers.

General information[edit]

Basic general information about the browsers: creator, company, license, price, etc. Browsers listed on a light purple background are discontinued.

BrowserCreatorCost (USD)Software licenseCurrent layout engineLatest release version
Amaya (discontinued)W3C, INRIAFreeW3Ccustom11.4.4 (January 18, 2012; 6 years ago (2012-01-18))[±]
AOL Explorer (discontinued)America Online, IncFreeProprietaryTrident1.5 (May 10, 2006; 11 years ago (2006-05-10))[±]
Arora (discontinued)Benjamin C. MeyerFreeGPLWebKit0.11.0[1](27 September 2010; 7 years ago (2010-09-27))[±]
AvantAvant ForceFreeProprietaryTrident, Gecko, Blink2017 build 12 (November 25, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-11-25)[2])[±]
BliskBlisk teamFree (Limited),
$101.88 (Pro)
ProprietaryBlink, V88.0.201.218 (March 2, 2018; 8 days ago (2018-03-02)[3])[±]
BraveBrave Software Inc.FreeMPL 2.0Gecko, Blink
Beta: Windows, macOS, Linux0.21.7 beta / February 8, 2018; 30 days ago (2018-02-08)[4]
Developer: Windows, macOS, Linux0.22.x developer / February 1, 2018; 37 days ago (2018-02-01)[5]
BasiliskMoonchild ProductionsFreeMPL 2.0Goannaperpetual beta
Camino (discontinued)The Camino ProjectFreeMPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 tri-licenseGecko2.1.2 (March 14, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-03-14)[6])
CliqzCliqz GmbHFreeMPL 2.0Gecko,1.17.2 (21 December 2017; 2 months ago (2017-12-21)[7])[±]
ChromeGoogleFree(some closed-source features), BSD (Chromium executable) [note 1]Blink
Windows, macOS, Linux65.0.3325.146 / March 6, 2018; 4 days ago (2018-03-06)[8]
Android65.0.3325.109 / March 6, 2018; 4 days ago (2018-03-06)[9]
iOS65.0.3325.112 / March 6, 2018; 4 days ago (2018-03-06)[10]
ChromiumThe Chromium ProjectFreeBSDBlink(built nightly)
Comodo DragonComodoFreeProprietaryBlink60.0.3112.115 (January 5, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-01-05)[11])[±]
DilloThe Dillo teamFreeGPLcustom3.0.5[12](30 June 2015; 2 years ago (2015-06-30))[±]
DoobleDooble TeamFreeGPLWebKit2.1.6 (January 25, 2018; 44 days ago (2018-01-25)[13])[±]
ELinksBaudis, Fonseca, et al.FreeGPLcustom, fork of Links0.11.7[14](22 August 2009; 8 years ago (2009-08-22))[±]
Flock (discontinued)Flock IncFreeProprietary (as of 3.0)WebKit3.5.3.4641 (February 1, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-02-01))[±]
Galeon (discontinued)Marco Pesenti GrittiFreeGPLGecko2.0.7 (September 27, 2008; 9 years ago (2008-09-27)[15])
GNU IceCatGNUFreeMPL 2.0Gecko52.6.0 (25 February 2018; 13 days ago (2018-02-25)[16])[±]
iCabAlexander ClaussFree,
$20 (Pro)
Proprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit)WebKit5.8.3 (March 17, 2017; 11 months ago (2017-03-17)[17])[±]
Internet ExplorerMicrosoft,
Spyglass
Included with WindowsProprietaryTrident11.0.52 (11.192.18920.0) (February 13, 2018; 25 days ago (2018-02-13)[18])[±]
Internet Explorer for Mac (discontinued)MicrosoftFreeProprietaryTasman5.2.3 (discontinued in 2003)
K-MeleonDorian, KKO, et al.FreeGPLGecko75.1 (September 19, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-09-19)[19])[±]
KonquerorKDEFreeGPLKHTML, WebKit4.14.3 (November 11, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-11-11))[±][20]
LinksPatocka, et al.FreeGPLcustom2.14[21](3 November 2016; 15 months ago (2016-11-03))[±]
LunascapeLunascape CorporationFreeProprietaryTrident, Gecko, Blink6.15.2 (February 25, 2018; 13 days ago (2018-02-25))[±][22]
LynxMontulli, Grobe, Rezac, et al.FreeGPLcustom, fork of libwww2.8.8rel.2[23][24](9 March 2014; 4 years ago (2014-03-09))[±]
MaxthonMaxthon International LimitedFreeProprietaryBlink, Trident
Windows5.1.6.3000 / February 9, 2018; 29 days ago (2018-02-09)[25]
Android4.5.10.7000 / March 8, 2017; 11 months ago (2017-03-08)[26]
Mac5.1.40 / February 11, 2018; 27 days ago (2018-02-11)[27]
iOS5.2.1.398 / February 6, 2018; 32 days ago (2018-02-06)[28]
Windows Phone2.2.0 / March 30, 2017; 11 months ago (2017-03-30)[29]
Linux1.0.5.3 / September 9, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-09-09)[30]
Microsoft EdgeMicrosoftIncluded with WindowsProprietaryEdgeHTML
Windows 1041.16299.15.0 / October 5, 2017; 5 months ago (2017-10-05)[31]
Windows 10 Mobile40.15254.248.0
Xbox One40.15063.0.0 / March 29, 2017; 11 months ago (2017-03-29)[32]
MidoriChristian Dywan, et al.FreeLGPLWebKitNone [±]
Mosaic (discontinued)Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina, NCSAFree for non-commercial useProprietarycustom3.0 (discontinued in 1997)
Mozilla Application Suite (discontinued)Mozilla FoundationFreeMPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 tri-licenseGecko1.7.13 (21 April 2006; 11 years ago (2006-04-21)[33])
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla FoundationFreeMPL 2.0Quantum
Standard58.0.2 / 7 February 2018; 31 days ago (2018-02-07)[34]
Extended Support Release52.7.0 / 8 March 2018; 2 days ago (2018-03-08)[35]
Netscape (v.6–7)[25] (discontinued)Netscape Communications Corporation, AOLFreeProprietary (browser), MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 (Gecko)Gecko7.2 (discontinued in 2004)
Netscape Browser (v.8)[note 2] (discontinued)Mercurial Communications for AOLFreeProprietary (browser & Trident),
MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 (Gecko)
Gecko, Trident8.1.3 (April 2, 2007; 10 years ago (2007-04-02))[±]
Netscape Communicator (v.4)[note 2] (discontinued)Netscape CommunicationsFreeProprietarycustom, fork of Mosaic4.8 (August 22, 2002; 15 years ago (2002-08-22))[±]
Netscape Navigator (v.1–4)[note 2] (discontinued)Netscape CommunicationsFreeProprietarycustom, fork of Mosaic4.0.8 (discontinued in 1998)
Netscape Navigator 9[note 2] (discontinued)Netscape Communications
(division of AOL)
FreeProprietary (browser), MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 (Gecko)Gecko9.0.0.6 (February 22, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-02-22))[±]
NetSurfThe NetSurf DevelopersFreeGPLcustom3.7[36](16 October 2017; 4 months ago (2017-10-16))[±]
OmniWebThe Omni GroupFreeProprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit)WebKit5.11.2 (July 23, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-07-23))[±]
OperaOpera SoftwareFreeProprietaryBlink51.0.2830.55 (March 8, 2018; 2 days ago (2018-03-08)[37])
Opera MobileOpera SoftwareFreeProprietaryBlink
Android45.0.2246.125120 / February 12, 2018; 26 days ago (2018-02-12)[38]
Android (classic)12.1.8 / November 6, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-11-06)[39]
Symbian S6012.0.22 / June 24, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-06-24)[40]
Windows Mobile10.0 / March 16, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-03-16)[41]
Origyn Web Browser (discontinued)Sand-labsFreeBSDWebKit1.25 (AROS only)[42]
1.23r4 (AmigaOS 4 only)[43]
1.24 (15 April 2014; 3 years ago (2014-04-15)[44])[±]
Odyssey Web Browser (discontinued)Fabien Coeurjoly for MorphOS, Krzysztof "Deadwood" Smiechowicz for AROSFreeBSDWebKit1.25 (AROS only)[45]
1.23r4 (AmigaOS 4 only)[46]
1.24 (15 April 2014; 3 years ago (2014-04-15)[47])[±]
Pale MoonMoonchild ProductionsFreeMPL 2.0Goanna27.8.1 (6 March 2018; 4 days ago (2018-03-06)[48])[±]
PolarityStanley LimFreeProprietary (browser & Trident), BSD(Cef)Blink, Trident9.3.4 (January 20, 2018; 49 days ago (2018-01-20)[49])[±]
QupZillaDavid RoscaFreeGNU GPLv3WebKit3.0.0 (27 February 2018; 11 days ago (2018-02-27)[50])[±]
Rekonq (discontinued)Andrea DiamantiniFreeGNU GPLv3WebKit2.4.2[51][52](12 January 2014; 4 years ago (2014-01-12))[±]
Roccat BrowserRunecatsFreeProprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit)WebKit7.7 (October 24, 2017; 4 months ago (2017-10-24)[53])[±]
SafariApple Inc.Included with macOS and iOSProprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit)WebKit
macOS11.0.3 / January 23, 2018; 46 days ago (2018-01-23)
iOS11.1.1 / November 9, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-11-09)
SeaMonkeySeaMonkey CouncilFreeMPL 2.0Gecko2.49.2 (February 15, 2018; 23 days ago (2018-02-15)[54])[±]
Shiira (discontinued)Happy Macintosh Developing TeamFreeBSDWebKit2.3 (August 11, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-08-11))[±]
SleipnirFenrir Inc.FreeProprietaryBlink, Trident6.2.10 (February 14, 2018; 24 days ago (2018-02-14)[55])[±]
SRWare IronSRWareFreeProprietaryBlink
Windows

64.0.3350.0 (February 11, 2018; 27 days ago (2018-02-11)[56])[±]

macOS

63.0.3300.0 (January 15, 2018; 54 days ago (2018-01-15)[57])[±]

Linux

63.0.3300.0 (January 17, 2018; 52 days ago (2018-01-17)[58])[±]

Android

61.0.3200.0 (October 8, 2017; 4 months ago (2017-10-08)[59])[±]

surfsuckless.orgFreeMITWebkit2.0 (28 March 2017; 11 months ago (2017-03-28)[60])[±]
Torch BrowserTorch MediaFreeProprietaryBlink60.0.0.1508 (January 18, 2018; 51 days ago (2018-01-18)[61])[±]
UzblDieter PlaetinckFreeGNU GPLv3WebKit0.9.1 (October 27, 2016; 16 months ago (2016-10-27)[62])[±]
VivaldiVivaldi TechnologiesFreeProprietaryBlink1.14 (January 31, 2018; 38 days ago (2018-01-31)[63])[±]
WaterfoxAlex KontosFreeMPL 2.0Gecko
Desktop56.0.4 / 1 February 2018; 37 days ago (2018-02-01)[64]
Android55.2.2 / 13 December 2017; 2 months ago (2017-12-13)[65]
Web (formerly named Epiphany)Marco Pesenti GrittiFreeGPLWebKit3.26.2 (31 October 2017; 4 months ago (2017-10-31)[66])[±]
WorldWideWeb (Later renamed Nexus) (discontinued)Tim Berners-LeeFreePublic domaincustom0.18 (January 14, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-01-14))[±]
w3mAkinori ItoFreeMITcustom0.5.3[67](15 January 2011; 7 years ago (2011-01-15))[±]
Yandex BrowserYandexFreeProprietaryBlink
Windows

18.1.1.839 (February 6, 2018; 32 days ago (2018-02-06)[68])

iOS

18.1.1.1047 (February 14, 2018; 24 days ago (2018-02-14)[69])

Android

17.11.1.628 (January 17, 2018; 52 days ago (2018-01-17)[70])[±]

BrowserCreatorCost (USD)Software licenseCurrent layout engineLatest release version
  1. ^Chromium, on which Google Chrome is based, is open source; the features Google adds to Chrome (such as H.264 and ACC decoding, built-in Adobe Flash, and an auto-updater system, among other things) are closed-source. See Chromium (web browser) § Differences from Google Chrome and Google Chrome's Terms of Service for more info.
  2. ^ abcdThere are five different products which all carry the name Netscape: Netscape versions 1 to 4, properly called Netscape Navigator, was a browser based on the original Netscape engine. Netscape 4 also was available as an Internet suite, properly called Netscape Communicator. Netscape 6 and 7 was a new Internet suite based on the Gecko engine and the Mozilla Application Suite user interface. Netscape 8, properly called Netscape Browser, was a distinct browser based on Firefox that could use either the Gecko (Firefox) or Trident (Internet Explorer) engine. Netscape resumed use of the Navigator name from Netscape Navigator 9.0 beta 1. See Netscape for more info.

Operating system support[edit]

Browsers are compiled to run on certain operating systems, without emulation.

This list is not exhaustive, but rather reflects the most common OSes today (e.g. Netscape Navigator was also developed for OS/2 at a time when macOS 10 did not exist) but does not include the growing appliance segment (for example, the Opera web browser has gained a leading role for use in mobile phones, smartphones, the Nintendo DS and Wii, and Personal Digital Assistants, and is also used in some smart TVs). Both the web browser and OS means most recent version, example: Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10.

Overview

 ChromeOperaFirefoxEdgeSafari
Upcoming 64528584861749211.1474
Current 6352845518574861647611452
Older 6252837489564781547310.1406
6152630479554781446010.0383
6052312.1030954474134339.1370
5951853474123779.0360
5851852474Internet Explorer8.0354
575195147111312

Scores

Current

ScoreBrowser
528 Chrome 63
518 Opera 45
486 Firefox 57
476 Edge 16
452 Safari 11

Upcoming

ScoreBrowser
528 Chrome 64
492 Edge 17
486 Firefox 58
474 Safari 11.1

Experimental

ScoreBrowser
494 Edge All flags enabled
484 Firefox All flags enabled

Older

ScoreBrowser
528 Chrome 62
526 Chrome 61
523 Chrome 60
519 Chrome 57
519 Chrome 56
518 Chrome 59
518 Chrome 58
507 Chrome 55
499 Chrome 54
499 Chrome 53
492 Chrome 52
492 Chrome 51
489 Chrome 50
489 Chrome 49
489 Opera 37
489 Opera 36
486 Chrome 48
486 Chrome 47
486 Opera 35
486 Opera 34
482 Chrome 46
482 Chrome 45
482 Opera 33
482 Opera 32
479 Chrome 44
479 Chrome 43
479 Opera 31
479 Opera 30
478 Firefox 56
478 Firefox 55
475 Chrome 42
474 Firefox 54
474 Firefox 53
474 Firefox 52
473 Edge 15
471 Firefox 51
466 Firefox 50
465 Firefox 49
465 Opera 29
464 Chrome 41
461 Firefox 48
460 Edge 14
457 Opera 28
457 Opera 27
456 Chrome 40
456 Firefox 47
456 Firefox 46
456 Firefox 45
455 Firefox 44
446 Chrome 39
445 Opera 26
444 Chrome 38
440 Opera 25
436 Firefox 43
434 Firefox 42
433 Edge 13
432 Chrome 37
431 Opera 24
429 Firefox 41
429 Firefox 40
429 Firefox 39
422 Chrome 36
420 Firefox 38
417 Chrome 35
416 Opera 23
415 Chrome 34
411 Opera 22
410 Chrome 33
406 Safari 10.1
404 Chrome 32
402 Firefox 37
402 Firefox 36
401 Chrome 31
401 Opera 20
397 Firefox 35
397 Firefox 34
397 Opera 19
394 Chrome 30
394 Opera 18
391 Firefox 33
391 Firefox 32
390 Firefox 31
389 Chrome 29
389 Chrome 28
389 Chrome 27
389 Chrome 26
385 Chrome 25
383 Safari 10.0
378 Firefox 30
378 Firefox 29
377 Edge 12
370 Safari 9.1
366 Chrome 24
364 Firefox 28
364 Firefox 27
364 Opera 17
362 Firefox 26
362 Firefox 25
360 Safari 9.0
359 Opera 16
354 Chrome 23
354 Safari 8.0
353 Firefox 23
351 Firefox 24
345 Firefox 22
341 Opera 15
330 Firefox 21
329 Firefox 20
323 Firefox 19
323 Firefox 18
322 Chrome 22
319 Chrome 21
312 Internet Explorer 11
309 Opera 12.10
308 Chrome 20
305 Firefox 17
292 Chrome 19
291 Firefox 16
290 Chrome 18
284 Chrome 17
284 Chrome 16
282 Safari 6.0
280 Firefox 15
278 Firefox 14
274 Firefox 13
274 Firefox 12
274 Firefox 11
269 Chrome 14
269 Opera 12.00
265 Internet Explorer 10
262 Firefox 10
260 Firefox 9
257 Firefox 8
253 Firefox 7
251 Firefox 6
231 Opera 11.60
225 Firefox 5
224 Safari 5.1
219 Opera 11.50
215 Firefox 4
212 Opera 11.10
186 Safari 5.0
172 Opera 10.60
142 Firefox 3.6
124 Safari 4.0
113 Internet Explorer 9
33 Internet Explorer 8
19 Internet Explorer 7
19 Internet Explorer 6


About these scores

The data above is compiled from automatically submitted test results. It is possible your results may differ slightly due to external factors such as settings and which operating system is used. If you believe the data above is incorrect, or if you think we are missing an important browser or device, please open a bug report at Github.

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