January 10, 2017 - By Ruchi Gupta · 0 Comments
In the new wave of competition in the internet browsers market, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google seems to have put its acts together. The giant tech has replaced Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with its Chrome browser, which is now regarded as the world’s most popular web browser. Apparently, several analytics have for a very long time maintained the belief that Chrome is the market leader until April when it toppled Microsoft.
Chrome has notably climbed in user numbers in the last year given its rise from 25.7% to the 41.7%. On the other hand, from 55.8%, Microsoft’s market share has fallen below Chrome in the rankings. The new development has brought to an end Explorer’s 8-year reign. Reports have it that alongside EdgeLate they have both lost 40 million users in one month alone.
Since 2015, the IE browser has not had any engagement of serious updates and this could be the more reason that it is being overshadowed. The browser wars have also not been fierce as they once used to be but this does not mean that browser creators have not been at work. Giants, the likes of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have continued to streamline their updates. The two have had a market increase in their market shares with 56.43% and 12.22% respectively.
Microsoft will not allow its name to go down the drain even as its once popular Internet Explorer browser becomes less known. It has shifted its focus on the modern Edge browser. This is being seen as another rationale for the loss in user base. But even though it is quicker and more secure the Edge browser has a problem; it is only available on Windows 10, which implies means not many consumers are in contact with it.
According to the Statcounter data, Firefox is the next most common browser after Google Chrome, which clearly dominating the market share. In India, for example, its usage stands at 72%.
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By Ruchi Gupta