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Chrome now the most popular browser on Earth

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 May 2012 14:48 User comments (5)

Chrome now the most popular browser on Earth According to the latest figures by StatCounter, Google's Chrome browser is now the most popular in the world, knocking Internet Explorer from the throne after more than a decade.
For the week ended May 20th, Chrome took first, just edging out IE and gaining more share on rival Firefox.

In the U.S., IE is still the big dog, and in Europe, Firefox is king. However, in Asia and South America, Chrome
is the clear leader with the browser taking 50 percent share of the entire South American continent.

Globally, for the week, Chrome is on top at 31.88 percent share, followed by IE at 31.47 percent. Firefox remains in third at a respectable 26.42 percent, gaining for the month, as well.

Safari continued to gain a snail's pace, taking 7.37 percent.

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5 user comments

121.5.2012 15:27

Does that include chrome mobile on android? That could be a significant boost.

221.5.2012 17:10

I tend to take StatCounter's figures with a grain of salt, but it's good to see IE plummeting. :-P


322.5.2012 0:48

And McDonald's is the most popular restaurant on Earth. And Coca-Cola is the most popular beverage on Earth.

422.5.2012 21:50

And yet I know NO ONE that uses or has Chrome on their computer. I'm in IT day in/day out so I think this is B.S. Chrome is such a crappy and often incompatible browser. Only techno morons actually choose this lame option.

525.5.2012 21:14

Personally I love Chrome. At my place of business we have over 300 PC's all loaded with Chrome. Haven't had any issues with incompatibility yet. Maybe that's because it's only been a year since we've had Chrome installed. LOL.


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