“We Are The 25%” – Chrome Overtakes Firefox as the Second Popular Browser

They must be celebrating at the Plex now. Statcounter released their report for last month and for the first time Chrome overtook Fireofox to become the second popular browser world wide.

Chrome is the new 25%.

To all those who work to make Chrome great, congratulations, and aim for Internet Explorer now!!!!

During November, Chrome accounted for 25.7 percent of the global usage, slightly higher than the 25.2 percent that Firefox pulled down this month.


Will This Help Chromebooks?

The growth of Chrome as a browser, will it help Google sell more Chromebooks? The main reason they retained the same UI and features on Chrome OS was to attain almost zero learning time for anyone who wants to use a Chromebook. Anyone who ever used the Chrome browser must be able to use Chromebooks without spending even a minute to figure out how to.

So, more people who knows how to use Chrome means more people who can use Chromebooks or may even like Chromebooks.

What do you think?

via Statcounter

In Category: Google Chrome


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

Show 3 Comments
  • Cougar Abogado 01/12/2011, 6:41 pm

    Nice! I’m struggling to think of anything that will advance chromebook sales right now more than a further price cut, better hardware for the same price, or simply more time for the concept to sink in (and for offline editing in Docs to appear).

  • Acupunc 01/12/2011, 10:06 pm

    I use Chrome nearly 100% of the time these days, FF is still my backup. If I’m on a small screen (10″) then I’ll use FF as I can put everything on one row to save screen space and full screen in FF is better than chrome, but FF out of the box has too many things that I need to fix with addons which slow it down. . . so Chrome stays. Not to mention gMail phone calls and how incognito mode works.

    As for Chromebooks. . . IMO they are a few years ahead of their time. For some (granny who only emails and browses the web) they are perfect, but for most users they will want to install additional software and Chrome apps aren’t where they need to be just yet. Personally, I think Google needs to get Chrome browser on Android asap while working on chrome web apps = best of both worlds.

    Nonetheless, it’s great to see people using other browsers. . . now to get IE below 25% 😀

  • Shane 02/12/2011, 1:25 am

    The time it took them to overtake Firefox is impressive. I applaud them for making a Firefox knock-off. Instead they came up with a completely different browser experience than it’s competitors. At this point, I can’t imagine being without Google Chrome, that’s how much I depend on it on a daily basis. I just hope Google continues to make it faster and more light-weight and not staying complacent. Kudos to Google!