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Firefox drops to third place
Chrome is the second most used browser behind Internet Explorer globally

The browser wars have raged for years. Generally, the winner in the market has been Internet Explorer thanks to the overwhelming number of computers worldwide that run the Windows operating system (and don’t bother to change their default browser). For a while now the second most popular web browser has been Firefox, but there have been some changes in the market according to the latest stats.
StatCounter's latest numbers for the browser market show that Google Chrome has passed Firefox to take the second place spot. Firefox is still in a very close third place. Firefox had been kicked back to the third place spot in the UK in July of 2011 reports TechCrunch, so a global second place win isn’t that surprising for Chrome.
Chrome now has 25.7% of the worldwide market as of last month and Firefox has 25.23% of the market. Internet Explorer is still dominating the market with 40.63% of the global share.
In the U.S., Internet Explorer has even more of the market with 50.66% share.
In September, Firefox released version 7 of the browser specifically to address memory issues that plagued older versions of the browser. 

Source: TechCrunch

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RE: Android browser == chrome??
By Sazar on 12/1/2011 1:46:28 PM , Rating: 4
Since we are all sharing anecdotal evidence, I only use Chrome on all 3 of my personal systems and IE9 on my work system due to network and application compatibility, no FF on any of my systems for the past year and a half.

The net increase is due to Chrome just working and working extremely fast for it's users and the fact that it is advertised on the Google homepage.

RE: Android browser == chrome??
By rs1 on 12/2/2011 7:20:11 PM , Rating: 4
There's no need for anecdotes. Chrome is a vastly superior browser compared to Firefox, so it follows logically that more people would use it. Enough said.

RE: Android browser == chrome??
By FastEddieLB on 12/4/2011 12:36:06 AM , Rating: 1
The net increase is due to Chrome just working

just working

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