Since Google Chrome was launched, it has been growing steadily in terms of market share. Now with the report from StatCounter, it is evident that Google Chrome has finally overtaken Mozilla Firefox globally. Google Chrome’s market share worldwide rose to 25.69%, while Mozilla Firefox’s market share slipped to 25.23%. Now Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has also felt a slide and is now at 40.63% market share at the end of November.
Google Chrome got a 21% increase over the past years, while IE, FF, and Opera lost 15%, 6% and 0.2% each. Apple Safari also managed to gain 2.25 market share. In India, the market share figures are a bit different from that of the global one. This is because, the Indian users are more sensitive to the market changes than the US people.Only 25% of Indians surf using Internet Explorer, while 34.28% use Firefox and 34.76% rely on Chrome. Opera has got only 2.5% market share in India.
These statistics are not fully correct. Yet they are good enough to deliver the approximate market trend, and this case it is obvious. There is no wonder in the Chrome push-up recently. Ever since its launch, Google Chrome has been improving rapidly through the constant updates, and its focus on speed, security and simplicity. Chrome is also benefited from Google’s wide reach and popularity. Though the Chrome team deserves an applaud for making this happen. What it tempts the users to try Chrome is its innovative look, and commitment to web standards.
On the other hand, Firefox failed to spread their 4th update. It seems like Firefox 4 was lost out in browser speed wars. And now it is crystal clear that Firefox is lagging behind Google Chrome.
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