Google’s Chrome browser has surpassed Internet Explorer in popularity. According to Net Marketshare , the difference is still very small, tenths of a percent, but it is there. The data came from an analysis of traffic to 40, 000 sites. As turned out to be , Chrome now has a 41.66% share, while Internet Explorer has 41.35% of the browser market.
There’s another interesting detail here. The fact is that the same company reports 3% of Edge in the browser market. But the chart (in the sequel) does not mention this point. As far as we can understand, Net Marketshare counted that 3% as a share of Internet Explorer. So it turns out that the market share of browsers for Chrome is larger than all Microsoft browsers.
Chrome’s rise in popularity shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Microsoft is now paying maximum attention to Edge, pushing IE to the back burner. But the problem is that Edge is only available to Windows 10 users, of which there aren’t many right now. The next update for that OS, Microsoft says, will make Edge even better, which could affect the growth in popularity of Chrome.
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Be that as it may, this is a very significant result shown by Google. Let me remind you that the corporation’s browser was introduced only in 2008, while IE had already been around for many years. And within 8 years, Chrome managed to overtake Internet Explorer, taking the top spot in the popularity rating of browsers.