January 10, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

2016 was the Year Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer in Popularity

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

At the beginning of 2016, only about 10% of internet users were using Windows 10 PCs. By the end or 2016, that figure grew to 24%; and with that comes too much of drumming up of support for the Edge browser with little to none support for the Internet Explorer by Microsoft. That has led to a steady decline of Internet Explorer (IE) popularity; but not that Edge took over its market share.

To the contrary, Google Chrome took over IE market share and is now the leading browser in the market. Chrome’s popularity surpassed that of IE in March 2016. A development that is quite a significant loss to Microsoft given the popularity IE enjoyed as the default browser on Windows PCs; a browser that one did not need to install and was readily available to anyone on Windows.

Microsoft efforts to drum up support for Edge have yielded some fruits but not to the level expected. Edge is particularly popular among steamers, and it is within this group that the new browser has recorded impressive traction. To the general users, Edge popularity has grown dismally. …read more

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