Timeline of web browsers

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This is a timeline of web browsers from the early 1990s to the present. Prior to browsers, many technologies and systems existed for information viewing and transmission. For an in depth history of earlier web browsers see the web browser article.

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1993–2014[edit]

The following table chronicles the major release dates since 1993 for the more popular web browsers.

1993 Lynx
Jan
Feb
Mar 2.0*
Apr
May
Jun
Jul 2.0.10
Aug 2.0.11
Sep
Oct
Nov 2.0.12
Dec 2.1
1994 Lynx Mosaic Netscape Opera
Jan
Feb 2.2
Mar
Apr
May 2.3
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct 0.9*
Nov 1.0β*
Dec 1.0
1995 Lynx Netscape Opera IE
Jan
Feb
Mar 1.1
Apr 1.0
May
Jun 2.4
Jul
Aug 1.22 1.0*
Sep
Oct
Nov 2.0
Dec
1996 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Mac IE
Jan 2.0B*
Feb
Mar 2.0
Apr 2.0 2.0
May 2.5
Jun
Jul
Aug 3.0 3.0 2.1
Sep 2.6
Oct
Nov
Dec 2.10
1997 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Mac IE
Jan 3.0
Feb 2.7
Mar
Apr
May
Jun 4.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct 4.0
Nov
Dec 3.0
1998 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Mac IE
Jan 4.0
Feb
Mar 2.8
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct 2.8.1 4.5
Nov 3.5
Dec
1999 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Mac IE Mozilla
Jan 4.5
Feb
Mar 5.0 M3*
Apr
May
Jun 2.8.2
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2000 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Mac IE Mozilla
Jan
Feb
Mar 5.0†
Apr 2.8.3
May
Jun 4.0
Jul 5.5
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov 6.0
Dec 5.0 0.6
2001 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Mozilla
Jan 0.7
Feb 0.8
Mar
Apr
May 0.9
Jun
Jul 2.8.4
Aug 6.1
Sep
Oct 6.2 6.0
Nov 6.0
Dec
2002 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Chimera Mozilla Phoenix
Jan
Feb 0.1*
Mar
Apr 0.2
May
Jun 1.0
Jul 0.4
Aug 7.0 (& 4.8) 1.1
Sep 6.0 SP1 0.5 0.1*
Oct 0.4
Nov 0.6 1.2
Dec 0.5
2003 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Camino Mozilla Firebird Safari MyIE2
Jan 7.0
Feb
Mar 0.7 1.3
Apr 7.1
May 0.6
Jun 7.1 1.4 1.0*
Jul
Aug
Sep 7.2
Oct 1.5 0.7
Nov
Dec .9*
2004 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Camino Mozilla Firefox Safari Maxthon
Jan 1.6
Feb 2.8.5 0.8
Mar
Apr
May 7.5
Jun 0.8 1.7 0.9
Jul
Aug 7.2 6.0 SP2
Sep 0.10 (PR) 1.0*
Oct
Nov 1.0
Dec
2005 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Camino Mozilla
SeaMonkey
Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr 8.0 2.0
May 8.0
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep 8.5 SM 1.0α* 1.5 3.0 (JPN)*
Oct
Nov 1.5
Dec
2006 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Camino Mozilla
SeaMonkey
Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape
Jan 8.1 SM 1.0
Feb 1.0
Mar 3 Lite/3 Pocket (JPN)
Apr M. 1.7.13†
May
Jun 9.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct 2.8.6 7.0 2.0
Nov 4.0*
Dec 9.1
2007 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Camino SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf
Jan 1.1
Feb
Mar
Apr 9.2
May 1.6 1.0*
Jun 1.5 3.0
Jul 2.0
Aug 1.1
Sep
Oct 9.0
Nov
Dec
2008 Lynx Netscape Opera IE Camino SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf Iron
Jan
Feb 9.0.0.6†
Mar 3.1 1.2
Apr 1.6
May
Jun 9.5 3.0
Jul
Aug Chrome
Sep 0.2.149.27* 5.0 Alpha (JPN) 0.2.155*
Oct 9.6
Nov
Dec 1.0 2.5 1.0
2009 Lynx Chrome Opera IE Camino SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf Iron
Jan
Feb
Mar 8.0
Apr 2.0
May 2.0 2.1 2.0
Jun 3.5 4.0
Jul 2.8.7
Aug
Sep 3.0 10.0 5.1.5 3.0
Oct 2.0
Nov 10.10 2.0
Dec 6.0
2010 Lynx Chrome Opera IE Camino SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf Iron
Jan 4.0 3.6 4.0
Feb
Mar 10.50
Apr 6.1.1 2.5
May 5.0
Jun 4.1, 5.0 5.0
Jul 10.60 6.2
Aug 3.0 6.3
Sep 6.0 2.6 6.0
Oct 7.0 7.0
Nov
Dec 8.0 11.0 8.0
2011 Lynx Chrome Opera IE Camino SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf Iron
Jan 6.4.1
Feb 9.0 9.0
Mar 10.0 9.0 4.0 10.0
Apr 11.0 11.10 2.7
May 6.5 11.0
June 12.0 11.50 2.1 5.0 3.1
July 2.2 5.1 12.0
Aug 13.0 6.0 13.0
Sep 14.0 2.4 7.0 2.8 14.0
Oct 15.0 3.2
Nov 2.1 2.5 8.0 15.0
Dec 16.0 11.60 2.6 9.0 3.3
2012 Lynx Chrome Opera IE Camino SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf Iron
Jan 2.7 10.0
Feb 17.0
Mar 18.0 2.1.2† 2.8 11.0
Apr 2.9 12.0 6.7.0 2.9 18.0
May 19.0 19.0
June 12.00 2.10 13.0 3.4
July 20.0 2.11 14.0 6.0 20.0
Aug 21.0 2.12 15.0 21.0
Sep 22.0 6.8.0
Oct 10.0 2.13 16.0 22.0
Nov 23.0 12.10 2.14 17.0 3.5 23.0
Dec 4.0
2013 Lynx Chrome Opera IE SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf Iron
Jan 24.0 2.15 18.0 24.0
Feb 25.0 2.16 19.0 6.8.2
Mar 26.0 25.0
Apr 12.15 2.17 20.0 3.0 26.0
May 27.0 21.0 6.8.4 27.0
June 22.0 4.1
July 28.0 15.0 2.19 28.0
Aug 29.0 2.20 23.0 6.8.8
Sep 16.0 2.21 24.0 29.0
Oct 30.0 17.0 11.0 2.22 25.0 7.0 30.0
Nov 31.0 18.0 4.2
Dec 2.23 26.0 6.8.10 31.0
2014 Lynx Chrome Opera IE SeaMonkey Firefox Safari Maxthon Lunascape NetSurf Iron
Jan 32.0 19.0 32.0
Feb 2.8.8 33.0 2.24 27.0 4.3
Mar 20.0 2.25 28.0 33.0
Apr 34.0 29.0 4.4 3.1 34.0
May 35.0 21.0 2.26
June 22.0 30.0 35.0
July 36.0 23.0 31.0 6.9.1
Aug 37.0 11.0.11 7.0.6 3.2 36.0
  • * Initial release
  • † No subsequent releases are planned

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