When Google first released the Google Chrome web browser, the initial sentiment was neither here nor there. However, times have changed as more and more internet users have converted to this amazingly quick and stable web browser. I have conducted some limited research on the market share relating to web browsers in South Africa.
This research is based on information aggregated from 2.5 million page views from 6 different web categories: Entertainment, shopping, travel, kids, blogging and business. These stats are a comparison between the dates Jul 2009 – Dec 2009 to Jan 2010 – Jun 2010.
- Chrome increased from 5.64% to 8.16% (up 2.52%)
- Internet Explorer decreased from 70.78% to 69.42% (down 1.36%)
- Firefox increased from 15.43% to 15.57% (up 0.14%)
As you can see, South African’s are reluctant to let go of Internet Explorer.
This data (from Net Applications) follows the same date range as above, Jul-Dec 2009 to Jan-Jun 2010 and yields similar results.
- Chrome increased from 3.45% to 6.31% (up 2.86%)
- Internet Explorer decreased from 65.24% to 60.74% (down 4.50%)
- Firefox increased from 23.76% to 24.32% ( up 0.56%)