[Browser Stats] Chrome Unstoppable! Firefox 4 Better Than IE9 And Opera 11

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Microsoft released it latest version of its browser, Internet Explorer 9 just two months back. Mozilla finally released Firefox 4 which took almost a year to develop and test. Opera slowly and silently releasing the updated version now and then. About Chrome, Google never stopped the updating process!

After all these latest updates how they are performing? Are they getting new users or losing the existing ones to their rivals?

Well the latest market share for the month of April is out and here what stats speak about.

Chrome’s Growth – Unstoppable


As you all know Google has got a new schedule plan of releasing new version of Chrome browser once in every six weeks. The plan is working out well for them as they started gaining more and more new users by releasing great and new features in very short period of time.

According to Net Applications, Google Chrome is almost nearing to 12% of market share which now stands at 11.94%. From last month, Chrome has certainly gained 0.37% of market share.

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But another browsers statistics provide StatCounter speaks something different. According to StatCounter, Google Chrome’s market share stands at 18.29% which is 0.92% up from previous month stats.

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Even after the release of next generation browser by Microsoft and Mozilla, Internet Explorer and Firefox market shares has gone down quite a bit.

Firefox 4 Better Than IE9 And Opera 11?


firefox 4 better than ie9 and opera 11

Well this month market share shows Firefox 4 is running on more machines when compared to Internet Explorer 9 and Opera 11.x. Nothing shocking in that as Firefox 4 surpassed IE9’s download count within few hours of public release. And Opera is not so impressive even though they got some amazing features.

Mozilla is nearing to release Firefox 5 in a month of time. It’s time for all these browser vendors to wake up soon and get some other advertising strategies to grab their lost market share. Else Chrome will eat their share soon as it is getting done with some great features in coming versions.

What do you think this market share of leading browsers? What they are missing? Please share your thoughts by hitting comment box below 😉

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    May 5, 2011 Reply

    There is no browser compete with Mozilla in terms of security, Add-ons and faster browsing

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      Vinay Gowda
      May 5, 2011 Reply

      But Chrome is famous for the faster loading bro. About Add-ons, Firefox updates make users to wait for their fav add-on to get updated. You wont face this problem with Chrome right?

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    May 5, 2011 Reply

    I agree with shenoyjoseph, While I try to love Chrome - I'm a huge fan of firefox for the add-ons.

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    May 5, 2011 Reply

    At this point, when all major brands are hurrying to release more and more browser versions, it's up to the marketing strategy to determine which is going to be successful.

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    May 5, 2011 Reply

    Chrome is brilliant. I use nothing else and I am finding more and more site are now supporting it.

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    Girish Mony
    May 6, 2011 Reply

    You are correct. Other browser vendors should do something, else they will lose to chrome. Firefox started it with its speedy development cycle and new add on policy and new exciting features. Regarding IE, Microsoft is more concentrated in using IE as a tool to sell OS than capturing market share.

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    May 6, 2011 Reply

    It's no surprise that Chrome is doing great, but I'm weary that Google might be using it as another way to track data. For example: Between my gmail, google searches, my android phone, and now the browser, they probably know everything I do on the internet.

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    May 6, 2011 Reply

    I think firefox is still better for webmasters and chrome need more addons to grab total attentions. You know it s very hard to move on to new product when you have been using another from long time.

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    Chrome is getting more popular but still my fav is FF

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    And its funny to see that people still use IE...Lol

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    Rajesh Chaukwale
    May 7, 2011 Reply

    I love to read your articles on Browser War. Moving on, I want to migrate to Chrome, but many addons like Keyscrambler aren't compatible freely with Chrome and so, FF is still favorite. FF has got much variety in addons than Chrome. Chrome can really dominate provided it has got more addons.

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    Ibn Omar
    May 11, 2011 Reply

    Yep chrome is on the way, a lot of new features. Voice feature available in google translator through chrome. I think google is optimizing his tools for his browsers.

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