Chrome, IE, Silk pry open mobile-browsing market

Chrome and Internet Explorer have carved their way into the top five mobile browsers, according to Net Applications' measurements of browser usage.

(Credit: Net Applications)

New mobile browsers including Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s IE, and Amazon’s Silk are gaining a foothold in a market that’s growing faster than traditional browsing on personal computers.

The mobile browsing market has long been dominated by three products. Apple’s Safari has long held the top spot in usage share measurements by Net Applications, with second place going to Google’s unbranded Android browser after it surpassed Opera Mini last year.

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Safari had 61.0 percent, the Android browser 21.5 percent, and Opera Mini 9.8 percent of usage in January, measurements released today show.

But new contenders are starting to appear now.

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