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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 TSS on 12/1/2011 8:38:16 PM , Rating: 2
I'd like to think the increase is explained by the fact that when i installed chrome, it used 1/3 of the memory firefox was using while it booted up 3 times as fast.

I know of one guy i converted to chrome, because he couldn't belive it really used less RAM, i told him it did use less, he installed and one look at task manager later he ditched FF too for chrome. But then again for him memory was an issue.

I had to re-install firefox the other day for a browser based game that uses a firefox addon. Which IMO is probably the reason firefox hasn't been completly replaced. The add-ons out there for firefox beat chrome and IE combined by far. You can really tailor firefox to your needs. Chrome remains.... bare. Good for day to day browsing but less suited for special stuff.

For general browsing, at the moment, chrome is king. That'll change again though. Lol i remember that 40% for IE was 95%......


RE: Android browser == chrome??
By RjBass on 12/1/2011 11:16:23 PM , Rating: 2
So I guess in Chrome you have never clicked on the tool bar up on the top right of your screen, gone to tools, then extensions and then browsed the thousands of Chrome extensions and skins to choose from then hunh? And the apps you can build in to Chrome, heck my kids are playing Angry Birds with the Chrome version.

In my opinion Chrome makes FF look inferior in every way.


RE: Android browser == chrome??
By Reclaimer77 on 12/2/2011 6:52:37 PM , Rating: 2
Oh wow Chrome has thousands of extensions finally? Welcome to the party!!! Firefox users sorta were enjoying that literally YEARS ago already, fyi.


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