Alibaba’s UC browser is dominating the Indian mobile market with over 51 per cent share in the browsing space while Google’s Chrome leads the personal computer segment in the country, according to web analytics and statistics firm Stat Counter.
“India is the world’s fastest growing mobile country and our largest overseas market and we are deeply committed to it. We constantly strive to reach new users through unique customisation and localisation efforts, across genres,” said UCWeb India Managing Director Kenny Ye.
As per the data shared by Stat Counter, share of UC browser has grown from around 37.46 per cent to over 51 per cent at the end of September, while share of it’s close competitor Opera mobile browser has came down from 23 per cent to 21.09 per cent.
Besides UC, Chrome is the only mobile internet browser that saw growth in its market share from 7.03 per cent to 13.21.
However, in personal computer space, Chrome dominates Indian market with 67.85 per cent share and has registered continuous growth.
Shares of Chrome’s close competitors Firefox and Internet Explorer (IE) have been witnessing decline in their market.
Share of Firefox fell from 24.43 per cent in October 2014 to 22.04 per cent in September 2015 while that of IE fell from 9.27 per cent to 6.7 per cent during the same period.