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Chrome topples Microsoft as Browser King

by on02 May 2016

All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft has been dethroned as the leader of the competitive web browser market by Google's Chrome.

According to marketshare figures released by Net Marketshare, Redmond's Internet Exploder became more unpopular due to lack of innovation and strong competition from the likes of Firefox and Chrome. Microsoft's reply was to replace the browser with Edge, but it made the mistake of not having extensions which made it a chocolate teapot as far as serious browsing was concerned.

Microsoft has promised that extensions, improved usability and more will need to be packed into Edge but Redmond seems to be dragging its feet.  Last year Chrome only had 27 per cent of the market while IE had a comfortable 54 per cent.  All that disappeared in about a year Chrome now has 41.66 per cent  just tipping over Microsoft at 41.35 per cent.

netmarketshare web browsers april 2016


Last modified on 02 May 2016
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