Chrome Slips Past Firefox for Second Place in Global Browser Market Share
December 1, 2011 12:01 PM
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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
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
of the browser specifically to address memory issues that plagued older versions of the browser.
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RE: Android browser == chrome??
12/5/2011 11:45:18 AM
I want to like chrome, but I am a tab hoarder sometimes having hundreds open at a time. I know I shouldn't, but it is how I operate. I would love to see "workspaces" which would be ideal to me. I open tons of pages on a subject and do lots of research, then leave them in a window for when I am prepared (for example, before doin a specific job on my car or home). many pages are not worth bookmarking, nor taking the cumbersome steps to do so. They are 1 time use important but disposable tabs.
Chrome is minimalistic and good for the minimalistic browser. Firefox seems to be the only one powerful enough to do what I need on that scale and still remain relatively stable. I also find myself with a SLEW of specific plugins for firefox I simply could not live without in chrome...
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