Its become fairly commonplace to see Internet Explorer taking yet another small step towards a smaller market share with its browser. While it is still the predominant browser being used out there, the competition in that area is has heated up a bit more with Google’s Chrome Browser who has reciently taken over third place from Safari.
As pointed out by our friends at Endgaget, taking a deeper look at the numbers can reveal some interesting information.
- Google Chrome made the largest gains while most others stayed flat
- IE6 remains the top browser by version.
- By version split, Firefox 3.5 is only about 6% lower than IE 6 or 8.
- No one really uses the built in browser on the PS3 (so much for convergence in that arena)
Its no surprise to anyone really that the browser which comes packaged with the operating system that has the largest market share would also have the highest share, but this is sure to be good news to Google with its upcoming launch of the G1, rumors of a Google tablet surfacing and the attention Android is getting from everyone.