Chrome pips Firefox in the UK browser war
Internet Explorer may by the browser of the cave-dwelling dunderhead, it is still the most popular in the world, proving that popularity doesn't always mean greatness (just look at the amount of flies you get around the dung heap).
While IE sits at the top, mainly because its the browser that all PCs have installed into them (and thereby, for the most part, being the browser you used to download different ones), which is in second place?
Well, for a while it has been Mozilla's Firefox. However, that's been knocked off the second-place spot in the UK by Google's Chrome. Some people with too much time on their hands have deduced that Google's browser grabbed a 22.1% share, edging out Firefox's 22%.
"Chrome continues to make significant gains in the browser market going from under 4% two years ago to over 20% today," says StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen. "Despite falling market share, Internet Explorer still leads in the browser war, but the next few months will be interesting to watch with Chrome and Firefox almost neck and neck."
That said, worldwide, Firefox is still ahead of Chrome in the rankings with IE still being the most popular in the world. Concerning the latter, it isn't all good news as it has been reported and analysed that the Microsoft browser's share is down 61% from two years ago.
It isn't surprising that Firefox's share has slipped. They've invariably taken their eye off the ball as they set out to release an open-source OS for smartphones, leaving the rest of us to stare at that lovely screen which Firefox has been throwing at us more frequently than ever which says "Oops! Something went wrong!"