Microsoft IE Market Share Plunged Below 50 Percent: Will Ever Revive Again ?

Must Read

Apple Inc. (AAPL) And Samsung Group (005930) Combined Smartphone Market Share Shrunk To Below 50% In Q1 2014: Huawei and Lenovo Rising Fast!

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and  Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX:005930) are the undisputed heavyweights of the smartphone world. Together, both brands accounted for 50%...

Apple is Being Evil For 1.5 Billion iPhone, iPad Users Worldwide

Last year when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was accused of recording everything that iPhone users were talking through...

Uber India Layoffs 25% Workforce Citing Tough Market Conditions

After laying off thousands of employees in the US, Uber is scaling down its operations in India...

Internet Explorer was launched by Microsoft with Windows 95 in 1995 as add-on package. Since then it is one of the widely used browsers and probably the most ‘chosen’ one. It had attained the market share of 95 percent during 2002 and 2003 with Internet explorer 5 and Internet explorer 6. But with the launch of other browsers IE continuously has been losing its market charm and today, for the first time in last one decade, its market share has dipped below 50 percent. The main reason behind such plunge is the significant rise of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. One will be surprised to know that Microsoft is also loosing faith on its web browser IE and the best example is a recent tie up with Firefox.

According to NetMarketShare, IE has fallen below 50 percent in browsing war; its web traffic has reduced to 49.58 percent from 64.6 percent in November 2009. Comparatively, its competitors Firefox is holding 21.20 percent and Chrome is holding 16.59 percent of market share for global web traffic. Google Chrome has emerged as the biggest gainer in last two-year with 16.59 percent market share in November this year compare to 9.98 percent on December 2010. However Safari is still struggling with only 8.54 percent market share despite of Apple’s record sales figure of iPhone and iPad, that come pre-loaded safari browser.

Such major difference in browser market share is might be due to loads of Applications’ extensions availability on Chrome and Firefox as compared to Internet Explorer.

Advertisements

As we know that more and more devices are shipping with Chrome and Chrome OS;  in coming years we might see further rise in market share for Chrome browser. Even, in smartphone industry Android is leading the way where Google can leverage upon for Chrome. However, market share for Internet Explorer might go down in coming days due not-so-warm response Microsoft is receiving for Windows phone 7.

Though, its was reported the bounce back of Microsoft in Smartphone by 2015 when Windows Phone 7 may leapfrog other mobile OS. If that happens, undoubtedly IE will emerge again with up-head, probably in a new Avataar. Anyways, Microsoft has reportedly started working on the next version – IE 10.

Do you think that there is some else Microsoft should do to rank back it position in browser market. Do let us know in comment section.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Advertisements

Latest News

Uber India Layoffs 25% Workforce Citing Tough Market Conditions

After laying off thousands of employees in the US, Uber is scaling down its operations in India...

Apple is Being Evil For 1.5 Billion iPhone, iPad Users Worldwide

Last year when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was accused of recording everything that iPhone users were talking through Siri, the company was quick...

Is Bill Gates Developing Covid-19 Vaccine To Track Billions Of Users Worldwide?

Bill Gates is once again at the centre stage of controversy related to novel Coronavirus. Battling falsehood and paranoid...

Darkest Before Dawn: Can India Survive Its Worst Ever Recession?

Bolt your doors, batter down your hatches, brace yourselves. Recession is about to make landfall. According to Goldman Sachs, a...

Crisis Of Trust: The Glue Between Brands, Customers And Employees!

The COVID-19 crisis, which shows no sign of stopping any time soon, has left no life untouched in terms of impact. It...

WeWork Valuation: $2.9 Billion, Way Below Than Estimated $47 Billion 6 Month Ago

If you are thinking it is some kind of clickbait, you are highly mistaken. The debate on the valuation of WeWork once...

In-Depth: Dprime

Fantastic 4: Four Day Work Week A Flashpoint Of Innovation?

It has been an idea that has been mooted by many, perhaps also somewhat sceptically. From being a dark horse to becoming...

TikTok Is Facing The Wrath Of People Who Love It The Most

Ever since the popular social media app TikTok entered India, it has been growing very aggressively in terms of users. Within a...

Facebook Shops: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars!

Amid this global pandemic, when companies are struggling to find new verticals to pivot towards in order to maintain their revenue and...

More Articles Like This