Google Chrome is the web browser, which has seen the number of its users increase steadily. The browsers unique technical aspects have seen the fan following grow at an alarming pace.
Browser wars apart, the advantage of using the Android browser is it security aspects, speed and agility. Though other browsers, be it Mozilla FireFox, Apple Inc’s Safari also boas security features, Chrome has by far had least transgressions over time.
According to industry experts, the year 2004 marked the browser wars in the true earnest. This was when Firefox built by Morzilla took on the Internet’s single largest browser at that point, the Internet Explorer. In the next five years, Firefox succeeded in gaining as many as hundred million users.
Then in 2008, there was one more disruption. There came the single most successful of the browser, which was to rewrite browser history – Chrome.
In the space of a few years, namely 2008 to 2012, Chrome took over the mantle from Firefox as the open source browser. Then began the long battle into 2014, when every browser withstood the pressure with its own strong and faithful following.
Browser wars are typically fought by communities of users who are faithful to their brand. Therefore, Mozilla natives are always driving at issues with Chrome. Google Chrome users do not refrain from complementing such users. Additionally, Wars are further spiced by other players, be it Bing or Opera.
By 2015, the browser warfare has shifted gears. The advent of the mobile devices and the slow death of the conventional desktop meant many of the browsers have lost relevance, while some of become predominant. Apple’s Safari heads this list. Google’s Chrome too is a key player. Of the browsers which have found it challenging, the likes of Mozilla continue to transit from the previous to new modes. The worst performer continues to be Microsoft’s products, in whichever new avatar they appear to be launched. Internet Explorer’s legacy continues to haunt the software giant.
Google set For domination
With battle lines drawn, in 2015 is now the war of browsers on mobiles. Analysts foresee that the wars would soon have one of the browsers emerge as the dominant player.