Baidu Tongji yesterday published Browser market share in China on its official blog. Baidu Tongji is a tool that’s similar to Google’s Analytics and widely used in China’s websites, so it definitely has enough data to carry out this report.
According to the report, in the Top 10 ranking, IE6 no surprise took the first place with 39.68% market share. This is no doubt duo to pirated Window XP’s dominance in China, in which mostly the auto updater has been close off in fear of Microsoft’s punishment like the famous ‘back screen every hour’ strategy it has ever claimed to take.
A litter out of expectation is that, in the TOP 10, Google Chrome is at 6 place, and Firefox is at the bottom. Obviously, Chrome has successfully seduced a portion of users from Firefox.
One thing needs to be pointing out is that Chinese browsers in high rank including 360 Security Browser, Sogou Browser, Tencent browser, The World, Maxthon all belong to IE family, because they all base on IE core.
IE9 had taken up 0.42% share by the day March 22, ranked at 12.
The Top 10 Ranking
IE 6.0 39.68%
360 Security Browser 18.57%
IE 8.0 15.67%
IE 7.0 9.99%
Tencent TT 1.84%
The World 1.78%
The report is based on data on March 22.
[Source: Baidu Tongji Blog]
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