Chrome overtakes Firefox for the first time
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
For the first time in Chrome’s rather short but impressive history it has overtaken Firefox worldwide as the 2nd most popular internet browser. According to StatCounter’s latest report Chrome rose to 25.7% whilst Firefox fell to 25.2% giving Chrome the lead for the first time. Internet Explorer rose slightly and still holds a strong lead at 40%.
StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US) from the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.
“We can look forward to a fascinating battle between Microsoft and Google as the pace of growth of Chrome suggests that it will become a real rival to Internet Explorer globally,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Our stats measure actual browser usage, not downloads, so while Chrome has been highly effective in ensuring downloads our stats show that people are actually using it to access the web also.”