We’re sure by now everyone probably knows how much of a joke the internet has turned Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser into, although to be fair they have made huge improvements over the years, but unfortunately it might be too little too late. According to recent findings from Adobe, it seems that Internet Explorer’s market share in the US has been on a downwards spiral, which has finally allowed Google Chrome to catchup.
As you can see in the image above, Internet Explorer’s market share (both desktop and mobile) used to dominate a few years ago, but have been on a downwards trend since 2008. Come 2014, you can see the blue line intersect with the green line which belongs to Chrome and the default Android browser, both of which combined have since overtaken Internet Explorer’s market share.
As for Safari, the graph shows that it has been rising, albeit slowly, although at the end of the graph it looks like it is beginning to dip. Assuming the downwards trend of Internet Explorer continues, there is a good chance that Safari could eventually catchup, if their drop in market share is slower than Microsoft’s.
However when it comes to individual platforms, Internet Explorer is still the more popular desktop browser with 43% of the market share, versus Chrome which is at 31%. As for mobile, the research claims that Apple is in the lead with Safari, at least based on searches, where Safari accounts for a whopping 59%.