Chrome Edges Out Internet Explorer To Become The Most Popular Browser

04/05/2016 11:34 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Google Chrome, speaks during Google I/O Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California June 28, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

Google's Chrome browser has dethroned Microsoft Internet Explorer to become the most popular browser in the world. A report from an analytical firm NetMarketShare whome Microsoft has cited as most credible source over the years said that Chrome edged out Internet Explorer by just 0.38% to take the first place.

In 2015, Internet Explorer's market share was unprecedented 55% although there was a significant rise of users of the other operating systems not using IE. From that position, the decline was pretty rapid and as of April 2016, IE's share was reduced to 41.33%. It seems like that it is not going to stop.

Meanwhile, Chrome, which was launched in 2008, has seen a Rapid success. Gaining almost 15% of market share in past year and a half to reach 41.71% to claim the top position. Mozilla's Firefox browser has also stumbled a bit in recent times. It stopped at a 10.06% market share.

In February, Computerworld magazine had reported that by May 2016 Google's browser will take the top position.

Mircosoft has stopped patching or supporting older versions of the Internet Explorer such as IE 8 and IE 9 which still has a significant share. They had also released their new browser called Edge to give them significant market share again in browser market which has seen them stumbling. But there has not been any significant improvement.

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