With just one month left before the end of 2011, it’s time to check the latest stats for the browsers market share.
Falling below 50% last time, Internet Explorer is now down from 49.58% to 48.95% (0.63 point decrease).
Despite regaining some of its market share on October, Firefox is nearing towards 20% level, down from 21.20% to 20.58% (0.62 point decrease).
Soon to cross paths with Firefox, Google Chrome continues its dominant uptrend, up from 16.59% to 16.90% (0.31 point increase).
Gaining market share for many months, this time Safari has lost some of it, climbing down from 8.54% to 8.35% (0.19 point decrease).
Just like Firefox, it looks like Opera is stuck in the never ending downtrend as its share has also decreased from 1.49% to 1.45% (0.04 point decrease).
With the growing popularity of HTML5 games and applications, it looks like Google has a vision of its own.
According to the EDGE, during the Develop Liverpool conference in London, Google’s developer Paul Kinlan has announced that Google Chrome will receive gamepad support tin the first quarter of 2012. In addition to that, it will feature a support for cameras and microphones that don’t have to be plugged in.
While not many details were revealed, it is known that the search giant is already working on the next instance of its Google TV service, with the hardware set to debut sometime next year.
Why add gamepad support anyway? If our speculation stands correct (and only time will tell), we guess that Google Chrome will be an essential part of Google TV, offering its users an ability to play HTML5 games on their TV with a gamepad attached. Think about it as Google’s version of a gaming console.
It is October already and there’s no time to waste. So, let’s dive into the latest browsers market share results and explore those changes.
Just a couple more months and Internet Explorer will break the 50% market share barrier, this time it lost 0.62 point, down from 51.59% to 50.97%.
With more and more Firefox releases hitting the Internet, Mozilla’s browser has managed to secure 0.03 point of the market share, up from 21.03% to 21.06%.
Google Chrome does not have any plans to stop and has now broken though 15% barrier, up from 14.46% to 15.17% (0.71 point increase).
Continuous sales of Apple devices have helped Safari to increase its market share by another 0.32 point, up from 7.71% to 8.03%.
After 6 months of losses, Opera’s market share stayed flat at 1.58%.
According to the same document, in case developers start focusing on all the web browsers, they will have to wait multiple years to get a direct Harmony support.
Here is an excerpt from the document:
What will Google developers be using?
We will strongly encourage Google developers start off targeting Chrome-only whenever possible as this gives us the best end user experience.
Developers who can focus solely on Chrome can expect to be able to see some Harmony features in Chrome (behind a flag) by the middle of 2011. Developers focusing on all browsers will have to wait multiple years for direct Harmony support, due to the relatively slow pace of the standardization process.
Whether or not Harmony claims are true, remains to be seen, but in case they are, Google’s position is pretty much justified, if you ask us.
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First person shooters are next.
As of today, it will install games without your permission. However, manual removal is possible.
Today, we test five most popular web browsers to find out, who leads and who lags in the HTML5 Benchmark.
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 7
Google Chrome 8
Higher is better. Maximum score: 377 points.
Internet Explorer 8 – 32
Internet Explorer 9 Beta – 80
Firefox 3.6.10 – 145
Firefox 4 Beta 6 – 235
Google Chrome 7.0.517.41 – 248
Google Chrome 8.0.552.11 Beta – 262
Opera 11 Alpha – 223
Opera 10.63 – 203
Safari 5.0.2 – 178
WebKit r70433 – 196
As per our test, Google Chrome 8 takes the lead, followed by Google Chrome 7 and Firefox 4 Beta 6.
Unfortunately for Internet Explorer 9 and 8, they are in the bottom, followed by Firefox 3.6 and Safari 5.
Thanks to Nox for the tip.