There were times when people had Windows Internet Explorer (IE) only choice to browse over the internet. The monopoly was well maintained by Microsoft for many years. But things changed in 2004, slightly, when Firefox emerged to give competition to IE. Google aided Mozilla Foundation, maker of Firefox, said StatCounter.
But in 2008 with the advent of Google Chrome the monopoly of IE was greatly broken and the battle to become the number one browser was started.
With the continuously changing web technologies browsers are ought to update their backend techs as well. This was a real push for Google to develop Chrome as its website’s graphics and other functionalities were not thoroughly accessible via the old techs supported by old browsers. Chrome is using HTML5 enabling users for high quality crispy graphics with sheer speed.
Despite all this effort Internet Explorer is still leading the market although the fight between Chrome and Firefox to take the number two spot is moving on and on.
In November, Chrome had a nearly 25.7% share of the global market, up from 4.7% two years earlier, according to StatCounter. Firefox had a 25.2% share in November, down from 32.2% two years earlier.
Google, in order to loosen Microsoft’s position, has also developed a new operating system called Chrome OS that is derived from its browser technology and designed to run only Web-based software.