GOOGLE'S Chrome web browser has reached 10 per cent market share, with Internet surfers continuing to leave Internet Explorer in droves.
The latest statistics from Net Applications show that Chrome's usage share reached double figures at 10.7 per cent for the first time. Safari's market share also continued to grow to an all-time high of 6.3 per cent, which like Chrome has been on the rise since March of last year.
The Firefox web browser's takeup has remained reasonably level. It now has 22.75 per cent market share. That represents a decrease from its April 2010 high of 24.59 per cent, but that's not too significant since that change has occurred over nine months.
But for Microsoft and Internet Explorer, the outlook looks pretty bleak, unless the new version coming out this year really does well. Since July, Internet Exploder's share of the browsing market has decreased from 60.74 per cent to 56 per cent in January.
That might not sound like a lot, but it means millions of users are leaving Microsoft for other web browsers. Google's Chrome can only become more popular, with heavy marketing by the company persuading non-techies that it is another option they can choose. µ