The first time I saw the image to label the aforementioned title, well it made my day —-ridiculously funny but true in a fact that according to StatCounter Global Stats: Google’s Chrome web browser have just passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to become the most-used browser in the world, consistently in a span of a week.
The milestone marks a consistent takeover for a week rather than short periods with a sustained lead of 31.88% of the world’s web traffic was done on Chrome while IE is a close second at 31.47%, according to StatCounter.
The slight difference on the market share proves that IE is still dominant for most regions, knowing that it’s the default browser for Windows machines which still constitute about 90-percent of the global computer share. However, the trend for IE is trending down that was in contrary with Chrome continues to trend up. The Chrome’s selling point could be its speed and minimalist interface, that seemed to attached itself to geeky audience rather than casual users which mostly preferred IE just for browsing the internet.
Expect anytime for IE trend to be bullish when Microsoft introduced IE10 that would coincide with Windows 8, this could be a game changer on the browser market trend. Windows 8 for desktop could feature third-party browser upon installation like the Windows 7, however the question might be if Microsoft will only limit the full browser functionality be only on IE10 for Windows 8 seating on the tablet platform. That’s a considerable market knowing how portable devices is used by consumers nowadays.