June 29, 2010

Chrome Takes Overtakes Safari

According to figures released by StatCounter, Google Chrome unseated Safari last week for the first time as the third most popular Internet browser in the U.S.

"This is quite a coup for Google as they have gone from zero to almost 10 percent of the US market in under two years," StatCounter chief executive Aodhan Cullen said in a release.

"There is a battle royal going on between Google and Apple in the Internet browser space (Chrome vs. Safari) as well as in the mobile market (Android vs. iPhone)."

StatCounter reported that Chrome had 8.97 percent of the U.S. browser market in the week that ended Sunday, topping Safari's 8.88 percent.

Safari lost an approximately 1.5 percent lead that it had over Chrome two months earlier.

Firefox remained the second most popular with 28.48 percent of people using the browser.  Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) kept its lead with 52 percent of the U.S. browser market.

Globally, Chrome remained a solid third place with 9.44 percent of the browser market and slowly closing the gaps with second-place Firefox, which had slightly more than 31 percent, and IE with 52.78 percent.


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