Browser Wars: Internet Explorer’s pie shrinks.
With the release of Chrome 3.0 and the Chrome Frame controversy I was waiting quite eagerly to see its impact on the browser market share of Chrome and Internet Explorer in September.
- Internet Explorer has a market share of 65.71% but it had 66.97% share when the month began. That means Internet Explorer has lost 1.26% in just one month.
- For the August survey what Internet Explorer lost was almost entirely gained by Firefox and Chrome. This month is not different. Firefox has gained 0.77% and Chrome has gained 0.33%.
- Chrome has now broken the 3% barrier by cornering 3.17% of the pie.
- One worrying factor for Internet Explorer is that over the last 3 months they have lost 3% of its share which means that it if continues its downward slide it will end up being below 50.0% in the next 15 months.
Credits: Marketshare Hitslink
- Safari has stayed on at 4.24% for over 2 months and Opera has shown marginal growth with 2.19% by probably taking away numbers from Internet Explorer.
One major factor that has gone against Internet Explorer is that IE8 has not really gone down as well as expected. I find IE 8 a much better browser than IE7 but it does seem to be have problems crashing on older machines running Windows XP.