The last few months have been up for some interesting things when it comes to the never ending browser war that seems to be pushing on. Web browsing over the last year has moved away from simply being about aesthetic and visual appeal.
As more and more people become tech savvy, we’ve been looking behind the scenes for what web browsers can do the best in their use for us. Now web browsers are having to face more and more competition as they try new things to gain the best market.
Here are the major updates towards this never ending browser battle.
Browser market share:
As we can see from the diagram, internet explorer over the past 8 years has gone from a high of 85% market share down to a 27.5% market share in December 2010, as people gain more and more knowledge into what sort of browser it is.
Looking over the statistics for 2010, the only browser to show any signs of improvements in their numbers was google chrome, but that figure should change with the release of Firefox 4 sometime in the early year – an update from Mozilla that hasn’t happened in a long time.
Changing speeds of web browsers:
Chrome is a clear winner in this case and the tests have been going on a long time to prove it. Chrome offers a faster experience when it comes to navigating the web, but that really comes down to how you use your web browser. As a heavy internet user, I strongly rely on Firefox simply because of the large number of plugins that it can offer me. It will be interesting to see what the rest of people decide to do with their web browsers and if they will take a stance on faster speeds, or more customizations.
An image from pc world explore the browser speeds: <Link>
Do let us know which Web Browser you like the most in terms of speed and addons?
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