Google Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer: Becomes most popular Browser Worldwide!
Browsers war at the desktop level seemed to be getting predictable. Developers might still swear by Firefox and some older Windows versions like XP, still have Internet Explorer as its best bet, most people are generally in adopting Chrome.
According to StatCounter, Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer to become the most used browser worldwide.
Usage of Chrome is apparently 31.88% which is a slime lead over Internet Explore which has 31.49%.
One might wonder where Firefox is in this race, it is at third spot with approximately 26% usage.
What could stop Google Chrome?
Chrome does not give features or options which are entirely very different from say Firefox and dare I say even Internet Explorer. The difference lies in the simplicity of its options. The sync features, which can not just sync bookmarks and extensions but also browsing history or open tabs.
Lately, Chrome is now available on Android and it is already seeing millions of installs very month. If Chrome makes it debut on iOS as expected, it might soon leave all other browser very far behind.
The only thing that could stop Chrome seems to be Google itself, just like Microsoft did with Internet Explorer, when they became complacent and stopped improving the browser.
What are your views on Chrome dislodging IE as the most popular browser?
Google Chrome Is Now The Most Popular Browser in India
Over the past 2 years, Chrome as a browser has gained a lot of popularity and is now ahead of Firefox as the second most used browser. In India, however the situation is even better for Chrome. It is not only very popular but has overtaken Internet Explorer as the most popular browser.
This growth is incredible considering that Internet Explorer’s usage was almost at 50% while that of Chrome was less than 15% only two years ago. Chrome and Firefox have gained the most while IE seems to be in a free fall according this graph from StatCounter.
Why Chrome rules India?
- Internet Explorer is just not customization friendly as Firefox and Chrome. People have outgrown tools bars and prefer less intrusive extensions.
- Firefox should have ideally maintained a lead over Chrome, but it fumbled with its Firefox 4.0 release. Firefox was considered heavy and high on resources. Things have changed with recent versions of Firefox but people might still view it unfavorably now.
- Chrome has been helped a lot with probably being the only browser in India to get promoted via online advertisements as well as television ads.
- Internet users demographically are a lot younger than all over the world. This means a greater acceptability of newer software, which includes browsers.
Maybe it is a good time for Google to seriously push Chromebooks in India.
Which browser are you using and why? Do drop in your comments.
Do drop in your comments.