New Delhi: Google Chrome has finally overtaken Internet Explorer as the world’s most popular web browser and ended the 18-year reign of Microsoft’s program.
According to the reports by Web tracker Net Market Share, Google Chrome achieved 41.6 per cent share of all desktop browser traffic for the month of April. On the other hand, Internet Explorer's shares have dropped to 41.3 percent from 43.4 percent. Mozilla's Firefox browser was third with 9.7 per cent, according to the market tracker.
StatCounter, a second market tracker, had given the title to Chrome four years ago and gave Google's software for browsing an even bigger lead over Internet Explorer in April.
Later, a graph was posted online at netmarketshare.com, which showed a Chrome user trend line rising while a line for Internet Explorer sloped downward. In terms of using browser software to access the internet from mobile devices, Chrome was slightly above with more than 49 per cent of the market share, according to NetMarketShare.
The growth for Chrome is remarkable as IE comes bundled as the default browser with every version of Windows except for Windows 10. Windows users who want Google Chrome have to install it and choose it as their default browser.