Internet Explorer’s market share has reached an all time low, falling below 60% in April with Firefox and Chrome steadily increasing their share.
StatCounter currently estimates IE’s market share at 51.42%, Firefox at 32.62%, Chrome at 8.82%, Safari at 4.27% and Opera at 1.99%.
According to Net Applications, Microsoft stood at 59.95% in April 2010, 0.69 points less than in the month before. Mozilla’s Firefox gained 0.07 points to 24.59%, which is near its all-time high of 24.72% that was recorded in November 2009. Chrome had another impressive month with a gain of 0.6 points that boosted Google’s share to 6.73%, while Apple’s Safari inched up 0.06 points to 4.72% and Opera lost 0.07 points and was listed with an estimated share of 2.30%.
According to Conceivably Tech, Internet Explorer users have declined since August 2009 by nearly 10%, while Firefox users have slightly increased by 5% or so, with Chrome taking a leap and increasing to a near 10% market share.
StatCounter sees it slightly differently showing a more clear decline in Internet Explorer users with Chrome clearly catching up. Though Ars Technica argue that Firefox may never reach the 25% mark, I’m quietly confident that Chrome in particular could tip the balance in time to come, with Firefox having the potential to take the lead.
With a bit of maths and a PhotoShopping frenzy, using StatCounter statistics and considering the current trends alone, this is how I see the market share going.