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Chrome surpasses IE as most used browser, for a day

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2012 20:32 User comments (5)

Chrome surpasses IE as most used browser, for a day Over the weekend, Chrome finally dethroned Internet Explorer as the most used Web browser.
On Sunday, for a number of hours, Chrome was the most used browser in the world, taking 32.7 percent share. IE, the leader for the last decade, fell to second at 32.5 percent.

When Monday rolled around, however, and everyone went back to work, the numbers returned to IE, with the browser taking 35 percent to Chromes' 30 percent share.

The figures come via research firm StatCounter: "While it is only one day, this is a milestone. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE."

Overall, Chrome kept a 31 percent market share for March, while Internet Explorer remains on top at 35 percent. Year-over-year, the trend is undeniable, as Chrome jumped from 17 percent share and IE fell from 45 percent.

Firefox, one of the most popular browsers in Europe, kept a steady 25 percent share.

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5 user comments

121.3.2012 21:01

I still prefer Opera.

222.3.2012 0:45

no duh... work people use IE at home people use chrome or firefox

323.3.2012 19:24

I've never been as loyal to a browser as I have been to Chrome.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

424.3.2012 11:54

Originally posted by ThePastor:
I've never been as loyal to a browser as I have been to Chrome.
Yes sir, I have yet to see a browser that allows me to stream my video feeds and audio Podcasts like Chrome does. sine I use Google Reader this comes in handy. Inconvenient to wait for the download, only to delete that download once you've watched it. Complete pain in the ass.



Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

525.3.2012 9:10

I admit chrome is faster than firefox but Ive used firefox for so long its hard to completly switch...

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