Browser Market Share: Google Chrome only significant riser

Browser market share has always been rather a difficult thing to measure but new figures are out showing the worldwide browser market share for September 2010 and they make for interesting reading. It appears that Google Chrome is really the only browser that’s managed to make any significant increase, albeit a slow but steady growth.

The data from Net Applications shows that from August to September, Internet Explorer use fell by 0.75%, its biggest drop for 3 months. Gains meanwhile, although small, were made by Opera (0.02%), Firefox (0.03%), Safari (0.11%), and finally the biggest increase Google Chrome (0.45%). Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser now has its lowest share ever, dropping below 60% for the first time to 59.65%, according to Emil Protalinski over on Ars Technica.

The drop for Internet Explorer may surprise many seeing as the IE9 beta was launched in the last month and has apparently been downloaded over 6 million times in the two weeks since its release. Although the month’s gains don’t amount to much for Google’s Chrome, if we take a look at the figures for the last 12 months instead, the overall trend shows Chrome making a much more significant impact, with Internet Explorer steadily falling, while Firefox and Safari hold steady, Chrome is showing a steadily increasing growth.

For more on this go to arstechnica.com. Why do you think it is that Google Chrome continues to show slow-but-sure progress? We’re always interested in what you have to say so why not send us your comments about this.

  • http://www.mycompanypr.com L Stewart

    Recent stats released by ReportBuyer.com show that Chrome has made headway in the b2b market.
    Share may be now more than 8% http://tinyurl.com/2wgurcq