Internet Explorer had been very dominent in India in terms of market share. But since the launch of Google Chrome back in September 2008, people are switching to Chrome quite rapidly than they did when Firefox came out. It may be because of speed Chrome offers & also the company behind it, Google!. Many people in India still aren’t aware of “Mozilla Foundation”!! To understand the current scenario of Browser market share in India, I took a snapshot of stats for last 12 months.
As you see in the graph above, Firefox pretty much remained in the same position with 32.53%. Huge difference of market share is happening for IE & Chrome. Chrome is eating up IE’s market share with 27.4% market share & IE has dropped from 49% to 36%. Opera & Safari pretty much stayed out of the competition with 2.75% & 0.91% market share respectively. So much has changed over past 12 months in Browser market share & if it follows same pattern ahead Google Chrome might swap place with Internet Explorer in days to come!
When it comes to Mobile Browsers, there’s not competition, dominated by Opera with 57% market share followed by Nokia with 25.53% market share. I’m quite surprised to see Android at the bottom with just 1.4% of market share though people are switching to it.