Google Chrome Continues to Gain as IE Drops Below 60% Market Share

By on May 5, 2010
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Recent stat tracking shows Google Chrome on the upswing with IE dropping to an all new low.

Once an unchallenged king, Internet Explorer today is battered down and deservingly so. The latest stat tracking shows its continued downward slide in April as its market share fell to a ten-year low. Market share for the Windows-based browser dropped by 0.7 percent in April, bring it down to 59.95% of overall market share.

Despite the hit, Internet Explorer still remains the most used browser with market share double that of its closest competitor, Mozilla Firefox, which made a moderate gain of 0.07%, bring it up at 24.59% of overall market share. Google Chrome has seen the most gain, however, grabbing 0.6% bumping it up at 6.73% of total market share.

Apple’s Safari made a 0.07% gain, finishing at 4.75%, while Opera’s desktop browser slipped by 0.07%, finishing at 2.30%. It is surprising to see people still using Netscape, with a market share of 0.46%. While I have my sentiments with the browser, i am but forced to wonder if any of the modern websites actually do work on it?

Source: Ars Technica


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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