Net Applications: Chrome now has a larger market share than Internet Explorer

May

2

2016

The market share of Chrome that has overtaken Internet Explorer, according to figures from Net Applications. Chrome’s market share rose for months at those statistics, while that of IE, including Edge, declining for more than a year.

It is a narrow win for Chrome in the April market share statistics: 41.66 percent against 41.35 percent for Internet Explorer. Moreover April marked the first month in which the market share by Net Applications released Firefox below 10 percent: 9.76 percent.

Google introduced Chrome in 2008, when Firefox was only somewhat counterbalance the hegemony of Internet Explorer. However, the popularity of Microsoft’s browser has been declining for years. Since early this year supports Microsoft IE versions older than 11 no more, for which the company has warned users. Probably many users have chosen to switch to Chrome. Microsoft Windows 10 additionally introduced a new browser Edge. Version 13 of which browser has according to Net Applications now a market share of 3.85 per cent, for example less than IE 8, 9, 10 and 11 separately.

Net Applications collects data on the browsers of visitors to its network of HitsLink Analytics and Share Post-clients, comprising 40,000 websites worldwide. It is in the statistics used for data on desktop browsers. In another much cited source of browser statistics, StatCounter, Chrome, Internet Explorer has much earlier overtaken in terms of use in Netherlands for example already in 2013. StatCounter says using statistics through its analytics code on more than three million websites worldwide is obtained.

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