Internet Explorer losing lead quickly, slips under 40 percent share

We’ve talked about Chrome picking up pace and even overtaking Firefox as the number two browser around. The next collision, of course is going to be between Chrome and Internet Explorer, by the looks of things. Chrome continues to accelerate and Internet Explorer seems to be dipping quickly. At this rate, Chrome is headed to become the most used browser by the end of this year. Internet Explorer dropped from 40.63 percent in November to 38.65 percent in December. Chrome, on the other hand, rose from 25.69 percent in November 2011 to 27.27 percent in December. 

IE quickly losing its lead

IE quickly losing its lead



The other browsers in the market - Opera and Safari are maintaining their market shares, respectively, much lower than Firefox, Chrome and IE. Mozilla’s Firefox has been the browser of choice for many. Now with Chrome having features similar to Firefox, such as the ability to install add-ons, there’s more reason for Firefox users to make the move to Chrome. Microsoft will have to re-invent Internet Explorer, if it wants to keep the lead.


Statcounter is one of the oldest statistics service on the web and they’ve been monitoring browser stats for ages now. The site monitors browser market share over the months.

Published Date: Jan 05, 2012 02:52 pm | Updated Date: Jan 05, 2012 02:52 pm