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Google’s Chrome Adds Points To Market Share In July

August 2, 2011

Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Monday that Google’s Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain’s second-most popular Web browser after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Chrome took 22.1 percent of the U.K. market, which is up 12 percent compared to a year earlier.

Internet Explorer’s share dropped to 46 percent from 55 percent just a year ago.

Firefox’s share also saw a drop as it went from 25 percent to 21.6 percent a year ago.

Google is trying to convert its dominance in Web search into operating systems and mobile software, which brings it into direct competition with Microsoft.

Google’s Chrome Web browser is now being used by over 160 million users around the world.

Google launched the browser in May, which runs entirely on software accessed through the Internet.

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