The above graph represents the monthly distribution of the mobile browser market share in India. Google Chrome, UC Browser, Opera, Samsung Internet and Safari are the top five mobile browsers in India as of September 2019. Interestingly, the usage of Chrome browser on mobile devices increased significantly in the last few years. The market share of Google Chrome browser swelled to 65.82% in September 2019, from just 48.51% in September 2018.

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Last Updated24 September 2019
DurationJanuary 2009 to September 2019

Surprisingly, out of these India’s top five mobile browsers, only Chrome and Samsung Internet recorded some YoY growth in their market share in September month.

With a 3.17% market share, Samsung Internet overtook KaiOS as the fourth widely used mobile browser in India in September 2019. That’s a significant increase from 2.69% market share in September 2018.

UC owned UC Browser has been constantly losing ground in India. UC browser market share in India declined to 21.79% in September 2019 from 55.5% share in September 2016. In spite of that, UC Browser is still the largest third-party mobile browser in India.

But, it is Opera that has surprised everyone with the declining market share by each passing month. The leader in mobile browser market India with 61.84% share in January 2009, Opera lost more than 90% of its market in the last 10 years. The Opera browser market share in India has tanked to just 4.23% of September 2019.

The world’s one of the most valued company has failed to impress mobile browser users. Apple owned Safari accounts for only 2% of the mobile browser market in India.

More Information About Web Browsers

A web browser is a software application that people use for accessing the information on the World Wide Web (www). The popular web browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Edge, etc.

The world’s first web browser – WorldWideWeb (later renamed to Nexus) – was created in 1990 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. However, it was discontinued in 1994.

On August 16, 1995, Microsoft released Internet Explorer, which soon became the world’s widely used web browser across all platforms. In fact, due to its immense popularity, the market share of Internet Explorer browser even peaked at over 95% in 2002. However, its usage of Microsoft IE started declining slowly after the launch of Firefox in 2004 and Google Chrome in 2008.

Currently, Google Chrome is the world’s most used web browser across all platforms such as desktop/laptop, mobile, and tablet.

Apple released Safari browser on January 7, 2003. Safari comes as the default browser on all Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, etc.

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