Microsoft’s browser Internet Explorer has been performing greatly in recent times.While Chrome and Firefox aim to try and eventually overthrow Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer has seen an increase in usage for the first time since September 2011. Internet Explorer has two things going for it at the moment, from a market share perspective. The first is that in the United States, it’s approaching 50% market share on computers running Windows 7. This means that Microsoft is making progress in its project of phasing out Internet Explorer 8, an application that is quite outdated and unfit for the modern Web.
During the last few weeks in March, Google Chrome has lost market share for the third consecutive month. Chrome has lost more than 0.5% during the first quarter of 2012. Net Applications believes Chrome’s decline in previous months was due to the PageRank search demotion of the browser by Google. This might be because many users really like Internet Explorer 9. Stranger things have happened.