Google Chrome surpasses Mozilla Firefox for the first time

According to StatCounter and its latest survey on global web browser usage Google’s Chrome has surpassed Firefox in terms of usage. Net Applications still considers Firefox ahead of Chrome by 4 per cent but the trend is now clear – in 2012 Chrome is very likely to become the second most used browser in the world right after Internet Explorer.

StatCounter reports that Chrome took 25.7% of the worldwide market last month, up from just 4.66% two years ago, compared to Firefox’s 25.23 percent.

Meanwhile, Net Applications says Chrome gained 0.7% in November to 18.2%, while Firefox dropped 0.4 percentage points to 22.1% in the same period. By the latter’s estimates, Chrome could outpace Firefox by March 2012.

Google Chrome Logo

This represents a great achievement for Google in just 3 years. For example, Opera, another well-known and very capable browser has never made it past 2% worldwide usage.

Microsoft still leads the pack with its Internet Explorer which maintains a strong lead with somewhere between 40.63% and 52.63% globally, depending on which source you trust the most. Safari holds a mere 5-6% when it comes to desktop browsers, but dominates the mobile space with 55% usage, according to Net Applications latest figures.

Despite the serious growth of mobile Internet devices browser usage on personal computers still accounts for 92% of all usage. Mobile devices occupy 6.7 per cent of the market.

Source: Techspot

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