End of an Era: Google Chrome Overtakes IE as World’s Number 1 Browser

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Microsoft itself kind of abandoned Internet Explorer with the release of Windows 10, so it was only a matter of time until the browser lost the first place in market share rankings across the world.

Now new figures provided by Net Applications for the month of April 2016 show that Internet Explorer’s market share keeps going down, while Google Chrome grows at a rather fast pace.

So in April, Google Chrome finally managed to overtake Internet Explorer after so many years as a runner-up, with the next few months expected to increase the gap between the two browsers.

Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer

Last month, Google Chrome managed to take over the leading spot by reaching 41.72 percent, while Internet Explorer dropped to 40.67 percent. This switch of places is not at all surprising given the fact that Internet Explorer is no longer the default Windows browser and more people are moving to Windows 10, so Microsoft kind of expected this to happen… (read more)
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