Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Paterson Prosper0
Internet Explorer Falls Below 50% Market Share Mark
Looks like chrome could be the new internet explorer.
Months and months after the continuous Internet Explorer’s market share decline, Microsoft’s web browser has finally breached the 50% mark and now sits at the 49.58%, down from 50.97% (1.39 point decrease).
As far as other web browsers go, it looks like Firefox is going to the opposite direction, as its market share has increase by 0.14 point, up from 21.06% to 21.20%.
Google Chrome continues its uptrend and is now up by another 1.42 point, increasing its share from 15.17% 16.59%. If growth continues, we should see it approaching 20% mark in the second quarter of 2012.
Thanks to Apple’s handheld device sales, Safari is on the roll with a 0.51 point increase in the market share, up from 8.03% to 8.54%.
Just like Internet Explorer, Opera’s market share continues to suffer as it now reached January, 2010 levels, down from 1.58%, 1.49%, (0.09 point decrease).
So here you have it folks, with the exception of Firefox, there aren’t really any changes in the overall trend.