Web Browsers are basically applications used to navigate on the world wide web. Ultimately web browsers are the main gateway to accessing information! Even with a browser, you can only do as much as it’s equipped to handle. There are many browsers available, and some not known to the general public. Such browsers can perform specific functions that the average computer user would never find necessary.
The first web browser was called World Wide Web, and later the name was changed to Nexus. Created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, it was released in 1990, and now gave people a basic way to view web pages. However, it was a long way from the immersive online experience we have today.
1st Popular Graphical Browser – Mosaic – 1992
The first popular graphical browser, Mosaic, was released in 1992. It was easy to install and easy to use, as well as reliable and capable of displaying images in line with text, rather than in a separate window. Mosaic replaced the text prompt-based system used before and gave us the browser bar, back and forward buttons, and graphics interactivity. Since then, though, technology has built on Mosaic’s foundation to create some truly awe-inspiring capability in our modern browsers.
Internet Explorer – 1995
There was a time when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer ruled the world. This doesn’t mean everyone liked it, but Microsoft’s firm commitment to the web browser meant it made its way onto most computers. Microsoft was at the forefront of the internet revolution with the launch of Internet Explorer in 1995, allowing users to surf the rudimentary world wide web. Between 2002 and 2003, around 95 percent of web users used it as their primary means to access web pages as more of the world gained internet access.
In recent years Internet Explorer has struggled to compete with faster rivals Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome. They launched in 2004 and 2008 respectively, as internet users increasingly began using operating systems which did not support Internet Explorer. Along with the increase in browser rivals, the introduction of internet browsing on Android and iOS smartphones lead to even more rivalries. Microsoft was slow to adapt to the smartphone audience and began to lose the once loyal customers it had obtained at the beginning of the internet revolution.
In 2009, Opera exploded in Eastern Europe. In terms of aesthetics, Opera would be first on this list, but where it truly shines is on mobile devices. Opera keeps personal information secure. The browser also has a function that reroutes your web traffic to the Opera servers after compressing it and reducing the transfer of data. Thus increasing browsing speeds. This feature makes Opera the best web browser for users on a computer with less RAM or CPU computing power. In addition, ad blocking and a power saving mode are key factors that give you a strong contender for the best browser on the web.
In 2010, Firefox steals Opera’s thunder. Firefox offers users a wide variety of extensions with built-in support. For example its own video chat service, and Pocket, its own bookmarking and read-it-later service. Speed is another plus for Firefox users, as well as regular updates. It is a powerful browser but over the years updates struggle to keep up with changes. However, Firefox is still a solid choice for modern internet users.
Mobile users in India favor a Chinese app for browsing, with almost 1 in 3 in mobile users in India using China’s UC Browser, developed by Chinese firm UCWeb. The company’s first product started as a BlackBerry Messenger type of service called UCMail. Unfortunately, it didn’t take off. The team was quick to realize that people weren’t using UCMail. Rather, they wanted an application that could help them browse the web. Ultimately in 2004, UCMail rebranded to UCWeb, which stands for “U Can Web”, to be a full-fledged mobile browser.
The browser features a modern, easy to use interface. In addition, it features caching video for offline viewing. This itself is an excellent feature in India, as not all mobile users have access to fast downloads, either because of their network, data plan, or the device itself. Furthermore, the UC Browser has won the best browser of the year award for 2011 and 2012. In fact, the growth in India is so strong that UC Web has recorded a 60 times growth within India alone in the last three years. UCWeb has now established its 2nd headquarters in India.
Safari is best known as the browser for the Apple products. Subsequently, Apple products ranging from the iPod and iPhone to Mac Pros. The biggest selling point for Safari is that it’s lightning fast. It uses much less battery life than Google Chrome or Firefox. Like Firefox, it has a built-in read-it-later capability. While it’s widely thought that Safari is only available on Apple products, it can also be used on Windows, as well.
Google Chrome – 2008
Google Chrome came about in 2008. Chrome is currently the most popular web browser in the world. While this can be due in part to the global presence of Google It is also due to the fact that Chrome is a powerhouse of a web browser. This is why it is often declared the best web browser on the market. Extensions are easily added and used to expand the capability of the browser, it works across a wide range of platforms, and is an incredibly stable and reliable application. It’s easily modified, with easy to navigate parental controls and endlessly customizable options to personalize Chrome for your use.
Google – The Search Company
Google is often referred to as “the search company”. However, the search is not the only area that Google excels in. Today, Chrome controls almost the entire world, it has taken a dominating role in many countries. In the European browser market, Chrome and Firefox have established strong market positions with about 53.82 percent and 17.55 percent, respectively. The Canadian browser market, however, presents a slight variation, as Internet Explorer remained the second strongest force behind Chrome as of December 2014. On a worldwide scale, Chrome’s lead is particularly impressive with a market share of over 54.57 percent with Safari, a distant second at 14.59 percent.
The percentages of the top six most used browsers and a simple visual representation of the percents and a chart. Countries/continents to collect data on North America, South America, Europe, China, Russia, Africa, and Australia.
This figure demonstrates internet usage on both desktop and mobile devices.
Internet Explorer had long held onto its #1 rank and was the default web browser for desktops. Meanwhile, the introduction of mobile devices has shifted and created browser wars. Today Chrome is the default web browser on all Android devices. Safari is on all Apple Macs and iOS devices. Subsequently, internet Explorer has somewhat faded. Thus many older ones find themselves unable to fight against. I find myself wondering if chrome will be able to keep up with the mobile market or if it will focus primarily on the likes of Voice (Google Home)? The competition will continue in the market for Web browsers as well as the future “Voice Browsers”
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