For October, a few notable milestones occurred. Internet Explorer, as it has been since the 1990s, stayed on top holding on to a large 58.49 percent share. Google's Chrome continued its slow and steady ascent, now up to 21.25 percent share and good for second place. Firefox, which has been losing followers daily for over two years, fell once again, with share now down below 14 percent for the first time since 2010.
Firefox's fall is notable as the market is quickly becoming a two-horse race. Chrome has always been the fastest and safest of the brand name browsers and it appears as more and more people buy Android devices, Chrome and its syncing ability is becoming more popular. Firefox on the other hand, has been losing fans ever since they decided to move away from large annual updates to nightly and more regular background updates, just like Chrome. The change was confusing, and Mozilla has not been great with advertising new or exciting features. Most of the time, it seems like the devs are playing catchup with Chrome or Safari.
Speaking of Safari, Apple's browser continued to be stagnant (at 5% share) as Mac sales are relatively stagnant, as well.
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Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Nov 2014 16:38