Microsoft‘s internet browser Internet Explorer (IE) continues to be the undisputed champion in browser wars. Between April and May, IE was able to gain 0.18 percent in its total share, effectively grabbing 55.99 percent of the overall browser arena. Chrome, on the other hand, has slipped down from 16.35 percent market share to 15.74 percent.
When it comes to Internet Explorer (IE), IE11 seems to be the fast-growing version of the browser. During May alone, IE11 was able to grow to 9.26 percent of the overall market share. One of the key reasons for its rapid growth is probably its availability on Windows 7 machines. However, this growth seems to come at the cost of decline in the share of other IE versions.
During the same period, other IE versions such as IE9 and IE8, have lost in their market share. Apparently, an increasingly larger number of IE users are switching to the latest version of the browser. Although IE8 lost 0.09 percent market share during the last month alone, it continues to be the most popular browser around the globe, owning the crown with a 22.99 percent market share.
Firefox, on the other hand, has continued to register a stable presence in the market. However, its growth has slowed down considerably. All Firefox versions currently account for nearly one-fifth of the market share at 20.63 percent.
The surprising part is that Chrome seems to be on a downward spiral. The browser’s market share slipped during May, reaching a mere 15.74 percent and putting it well behind both Firefox and Internet Explorer. Although the initial growth of Chrome hinted that it may soon surpass Firefox, the current trends suggest that there may be a decline in Chrome’s popularity as Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines gain more traction.