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Internet Explorer loses the browser battle

india Updated: Oct 06, 2010 16:30 IST

Internet Explorer which was holding the majority market share till August 2010, has now hit the minority mark. Browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome are eating into the browser's share, reports Mashable.

StatCounter shows IE at 51.34 per cent of the market in August 2010; by the end of September, IE was holding on to just 49.87 per cent of the browser market. The browser also shows a drop of nearly 10 per cent year over year.

It is the for the first time that Internet Explore has fallen below the 50 per cent mark. And if the scenario remains the same, it might sink further.

LossesThe steady growth of Firefox and Chrome over the years has weakened the position of Internet Explorer significantly.

While September saw IE touching its lowest mark, Firefox has recorded half a percent growth (31.5 per cent), while Chrome added almost a full percentage point to its share of the market.

Current market break-up (Courtesy: Mashable)
Internet Explorer: 49.87%
Firefox: 31.5%
Google Chrome: 11.54%