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Chrome Browser’s Market Share Surges Past 10%

by arupchou on February 1, 2011

In yet another indication of the rising popularity of the Chrome Browser, the market share of the browser gained 0.72 percent in Browsers Together ImageJanuary 2011, thereby taking the overall market share of the browser above 10% for the first time. Chrome’s present market share stands at 10.70%. The report brought by Net Applications also revealed that though overall share of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) dropped from 57.08% in December 2010 to 56% in January 2011, version 8 of IE grew from 33.02% to 34.17% during the same period.

Growth Possible Due To New Features And Versions

It is believed that with Chrome rapidly coming out different versions of the browser equipped with nifty features have helped it to increase its market share. Recently Google has come out with business version of the browser to make increase its penetration among the business enterprises and is working on the version 10 of the browser.

Such a rapid progress has forced other browsers to equip their version with high end features. The report also revealed that while Firefox’s market share fell just by 0.06% (from 22.81% to 22.75%), others like Safari and Opera’s market gained significantly from December 2010 to January 2011. While Safari clocked a growth of 7% (from 5.89% to 6.30%), Opera gained 2.2% (from 2.23% to 2.28). With Chrome OS expected to be launched this year, Chrome’s market share is expected to rise further in coming days.

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