Google's Chrome web browser continued to increase its market share during October, according to new figures from Net Applications.
The market research firm gave Chrome roughly 8.47 per cent of the market over the month, compared to 7.8 per cent in September.
Part of the gain came at the expense of Firefox, which saw its overall share go from 22.96 per cent in September to 22.82 per cent in October.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer remained the dominant browser, although its share dropped from 59.65 to 59.26 per cent.
Opera also saw a fall in market share, from 2.39 to 2.28 per cent. Apple's Safari rose slightly, from 5.27 to 5.33 per cent.
Apple was not able to maintain growth in the global operating system market, however. Net Applications reported that, despite taking a larger share of the US market, the OS X platform slipped from 5.03 to 4.98 per cent of the total market.
Research firm Canalys reported recently that Google's Android platform helped push smartphone sales by some 95 per cent over the last year and is now the top smartphone platform in the US.
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