Google Chrome 15 World's Most Popular Browser
Another one bites the dust. Guess who? Internet Explorer. The lastest version of Google's Chrome browser outdid IE8 to be become the most popular desktop web browser in the world, as stated by Statscounter.com.
Chrome 15 now has 24.55% of the market share, beating IE8 which has 22.16% market share. Firefox 8.0 has 15.54% market share, with 84% of its revenue comes from its partnership with Google . These are based on the browser versions, and not a browser as a stand-alone. So when we take all versions of IE together , it holds 38.50% market share, slighty above 40% last month, with Google Chrome is currently at 27.08% and Firefox being stable at 25.55%. Google Chrome grew nearly 2%, hurting IE's market share.
Since IE is the default browser on every Windows activated PC, it clearly dominates the browser war - at least for now. I get random text messages saying IE is the best browser in the world .... for downloading Google Chrome and Firefox, that is.
Firefox and IE tried to match Google Chrome's looks, but I still feel both browsers are heavy to load and is not as fast as Google Chrome. Firefox was criticized for adopting Google Chrome's 6 week update plan which will bring new features and performance improvements to the browser. Firefox starting a 6 week cycle of updates nearly messed everything up, and each time Firefox updates the apps needs to update; something I would call FireFoxFail [FFF].