Google's Chrome web browser continues to chip away at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer marketshare.
Recent figures from Net Applications show that the browser is closing in on a 12% share, since launching in September 2008. The increase comes as Google prepares to launch its Chrome Operating System on Samsung and Acer netbooks this summer.
Chrome gained a 11.9% market share last month, up 0.4%, while Microsoft Internet Explorer continued to lose share, dipping from 55.9% to 55.1%. Apple's Safari browser share rose from 6.6 per cent to 7.1%, while Mozilla Firefox had a slight fall, dropping from 21.8% to 21.6%.
Chrome has been making steady gains for the past 12 months though it hasn't enjoyed a full percentage point growth spurt in several months. This news comes as Google’s Chrome Operating System is expected to be introduced in June or July.
The Chrome OS is a lightweight, Web-based operating system that departs from Microsoft Windows and Apple style platforms.
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