Internet Explorer and Firefox growing; Chrome hits 17-month low
The browser wars are an ongoing effort between two very large corporations, and other smaller development houses trying to provide a compelling product for the mass consumers. And while Google's Chrome has been a fan favorite for a while, it seems that both Mozilla's Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer have been regaining some lost ground.
As of last month, the global desktop browser share for Internet Explorer stands tall with 55.82% due to its incredibly huge advantage of coming pre-installed with Windows. However, with Windows 8, IE 10 adds to the overall Internet Explorer growth which has gone up 0.68 points. Firefox stands firm at 20.12% going up by 0.18 points. Meanwhile Chrome fell down to a 17-month low at 16.27% global desktop market share according to Net Market Share.
Most of this can be attributed to the positive buzz behind both Internet Explorer 10, which is now also available on Windows 7, and the more memory efficient Firefox revamped releases.