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Google Chrome becomes the top browser globally

posted 27 May 2012, 02:29 by Ares Neophytou   [ updated 18 Oct 2012, 23:51 ]

In the week of May 13, Google Chrome has taken first place in world wide browser usage, with 32.76% share.  These statistics are based on 15 billion page views in StatCounter's network.

Internet Explorer is now following with 31.94%, and Firefox with 25.47%.  Using the same figures, Chrome overtook Firefox in December 2011. 

Google Chrome is winning ground rapidly because of its
  • simplicity
  • speed
  • security
  • automatic update
These features have not gone unnoticed. In February 2012, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the State Department would start deploying Google’s Chrome browser to all of its offices. Google Chrome started being installed on computers on February 14th.

Google Chrome becomes the top browser globally

Credit: statcounter.com