We know that Firefox is growing fast in the browser market but for the first time it overtook the number one browser Internet Explorer in Europe. The firm StatCounter Global Stats reports that in the month of December, Firefox took 38.11% of European market share, compared to IE’s 37.52%. Google Chrome in third place is gaining market share in Europe and has grown to 14.58% compared to 5.06% in December 2009.
This is the first time IE is loosing its number one position, the reason for loosing share is because Google Chrome is stealing IE share while Firefox is maintaining its existing position.
According to Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter “We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer Europe users a choice and menu of browsers”.
In North America and world-wide IE remains at first position with a clear lead in browser market with 48.92% followed by Firefox (26.7%), Chrome (12.82%) and Safari (10.16%).
Chrome is my favorite browser, what is yours and why? Do drop in your opinion through your comments.