Internet Browser Wars: 2012 Review


As competition for the global web domain was imposed in 2012, we look at who really won the war of the browsers.

There is no shortage of browsers that offer a variety of options and synchronization features parental controls speed-notch and direct support to people who need help to offer, but the main players who meet the masses?

According to the index of web applications NetMarketShare analytics company Net, the 2012 Desk Top Browser Share Trend Report shows that Internet Explorer (IE) browser is dominant throughout the year.

Retained just over 50 percent of quota, consistently, every month, and reached 55 percent in December. Held its lowest share in February, at 53 percent, but still far ahead of its competitors Firefox (21 percent) and Google Chrome (19 percent) in that month.

How to get ahead

Claiming "faster, safer and cleaner with unique features", IE is the only browser to offer Pinned Sites, for favorite sites directly from the Windows taskbar to open in July - without opening the IE first.

Compared with other browsers, IE is demanding more screen space for users to view their favorite sites. In a speed test Webkit SunSpider leader, IE also ranked number one.

Runner-up of Firefox, you can easily synchronize desktop and mobile Firefoxes, sits restore multiple tabs and an improved interface applications, which took place in the second-largest piece in the market based on the index NetMarketShare and hovered around 20 percent per month in 2012.


Hot on the heels Chrome, shoveled about 19 percent of the browser market each month. Chrome, with its minimalist interface and combined web address and search field is also favored for its application performance and JavaScript processing speed.

In fourth place was the Apple Safari browser, with about five percent per month. This was followed by Opera, a fee of two percent of every month throughout 2012.

Contrasting reports

Despite these results Net Applications, which are unique visitors used to measure the use of the web, web analytics firm StatCounter, which analyzes each page view refers to a search engine, claims that Chrome and IE were actually much closer to the 2012 browser wars.