Internet Explorer’s market share has been on the decline for now almost two years. The launch of IE8 has not yet been able to stem the tide. StatCounter Global Stats finds that Microsoft IE fell to 49.87% in September followed by Firefox with 31.5%. Google’s Chrome continues to increase market share at an impressive rate and has more than tripled from 3.69% in September 2009 to 11.54% in September this year.
Google is bigger and much stronger now. There was news earlier that Firefox has been dropped from Google Pack. It was later found out that Firefox as an option is still there. It was still available but not checked as a default option. Industry watchers opined that in order to have a credible alternative to IE, Google should continue to support Firefox. Now Google has just come out with Google Toolbar on Firefox as a “second beta.” Google has added some new features which have given Firefox browser a Chrome look. Continue reading
December saw, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer losing some part of its share in browser market to Apple’s Safari, Mozilla’s FIreFox and Google’s Chrome. This data is tracked on a regular basis by Web Analytics Company Net Applications. IE was use by 68.15% of web visitors down from 69.77% a month earlier. Drop in IE’s market share has been on account of continual rise in market share of FireFox, Safari and Chrome. Launched in September 2008, Google’s Chrome has risen to 1.04% within no time. Firefox has also been eating away IE’s share in the browser market. Firefox’s share rose from 20.78% to 21.34%, within a month’s time. Continue reading