Towards the close of 2012, many had speculated that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer may finally lose to the onslaught from the likes of Firefox and Google Chrome. However, with the release of IE10, Internet Explorer has not only been able to stand its ground but has been gaining market share over the last two months.
During the last one month alone, Internet Explorer has been able to register a growth of 0.68 percent. In comparison, Firefox grew by a mere 0.18 percent while Chrome has been on a decline, going down by 1.21 percent.
The year 2013 seems to be working well for Internet Explorer. During January this year, IE was able to go beyond the 55% point after a long time and the results from February show that its market share is continuing to grow. This can be owed to a number of factors such as the IE10 push from Microsoft as well as the growing popularity of Windows 8.
However, IE10 alone has contributed little to the overall growth of the total IE market share. Rather, it is IE9 which seems to be growing at the most rapid pace at this moment. But now that Microsoft has made IE10 available in Windows 7, we may experience a healthy growth in the market share of IE10.
On the other hand, Firefox seems to be moving forth at a somewhat steady pace. Chrome, on the other hand, has been losing market share inch by inch which is kind of surprising. Back in 2012, many had fervently hoped that Chrome would surpass Firefox soon but that doesn’t seem to be happening now.
Source: Net Apps
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