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Chrome now has over 20 percent global market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jul 2011 14:12 User comments (8)

Chrome now has over 20 percent global market share Firefox better stay on its toes.
According to the latest figures from analytics company StatCounter, Google's Chrome browser now has 20.17 percent of global market share, a huge run from the 2.8 percent it had in June 2009.

The clear leaders, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, have each dropped in the time frame, with IE falling from a commanding 60 percent to 44 percent and Firefox stalling, dropping from 30 percent to 28 percent.

Chrome launched in December 2008 and is now in version 12 (13 if you are beta tester).

The browser took off very quickly due to its sleek "minimalist" design and speed, which have now been replicated by rival browsers looking to win back share.

StatCounter bases data on a sample of 15 billion page views per month from 3 million websites.

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8 user comments

11.7.2011 16:19

Which browser are you using now?
I am using Opera.


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21.7.2011 17:07

Chrome 12.0.742.112 as main browser, and Firefox 5 for when I use Netflix, Hulu (just works better for me for some reason)


31.7.2011 17:17

Chrome here primarily too.

41.7.2011 17:26

I don't like using Chrome :( Firefox FTW!

52.7.2011 4:28

I am using Opera primarily.
And sometimes when it has issues with some sites I select the option 'open with' in right-click menu and select Firefox. I just find opera to be faster and has lower memory consumption. But sadly it has become very buggy with constant errors and freezes in past year or so, but been using it for like 5 yrs, I feel kind of alienated when using anything else...I like the fact that you can view cache and d/l anything that you like from websites and the d/l manager is good too. Also the the password manager is unique. It is the genesis of many features that other browsers today boast of..(tabbed browsing, download manager, pass manager, speed dial)


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62.7.2011 4:31

I am using Opera primarily. I think its kinda underrated...
Although sometimes when has issues with some sites I have to select the option 'open with' in right-click menu and select Firefox. I just find opera to be faster and has lower memory consumption. But sadly it has become very buggy with constant errors and freezes in past year or so, but been using it for like 5 yrs, I feel kind of alienated when using anything else...I like the fact that you can view cache and d/l anything that you like from websites and the d/l manager is good too. Also the the password manager is unique. It is the genesis of many features that other browsers today boast of..(tabbed browsing, download manager, pass manager, speed dial)


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72.7.2011 4:31

I am using Opera primarily. I think its kinda underrated...
Although sometimes when has issues with some sites I have to select the option 'open with' in right-click menu and select Firefox. I just find opera to be faster and has lower memory consumption. But sadly it has become very buggy with constant errors and freezes in past year or so, but been using it for like 5 yrs, I feel kind of alienated when using anything else...I like the fact that you can view cache and d/l anything that you like from websites and the d/l manager is good too. Also the the password manager is unique. It is the genesis of many features that other browsers today boast of..(tabbed browsing, download manager, pass manager, speed dial)


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82.7.2011 4:31

I am using Opera primarily. I think its kinda underrated...
Although sometimes when has issues with some sites I have to select the option 'open with' in right-click menu and select Firefox. I just find opera to be faster and has lower memory consumption. But sadly it has become very buggy with constant errors and freezes in past year or so, but been using it for like 5 yrs, I feel kind of alienated when using anything else...I like the fact that you can view cache and d/l anything that you like from websites and the d/l manager is good too. Also the the password manager is unique. It is the genesis of many features that other browsers today boast of..(tabbed browsing, download manager, pass manager, speed dial)


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