What Is The Most Popular Browser In The World?

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Google can call its browser, the number one browser of the interwebs. According to the latest figures from StatCounter, Chrome is the most popular browser, leaving Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox behind.

Google Chrome has been growing steadily since it’s launch. It took the title of the second popular browser 2011 December. There is only a tight margin for Google Chrome as of now, but we will see the lead increasing steadily over the coming weeks/months.

Globally, Chrome has more than 30% market share. The percentages are not the same everywhere. Here is a detailed analysis from The Verge.

 Asia and South America, and even still the numbers aren’t necessarily what you’d expect. IE is in the lead in Japan with a more than 50 percent share, and things are even more skewed in Chinaand South Korea, where roughly three quarters of traffic comes through Microsoft’s browser. Chrome is in the lead in India, but it’s only by 8 percent. The real difference is inSouth America, where Chrome has a nearly 50 percent share overall

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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.

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  • j washburn 21/05/2012, 8:53 pm

    this is good stuff. chrome is so awesome.

    i was hoping to see one of those graphs that show the usage climbing… maybe the verge has one?

    • Dinu 22/05/2012, 8:53 am

      hey, I forgot to put that one on!! thanks for reminding me.. updating..

  • acupunc 21/05/2012, 9:41 pm

    I’m just a little worried that MS is going to get away with blocking other browsers on Win8 or at least crippling them in many ways and doing exactly what they did to Netscape all over again.

    Really don’t want to go through another period where one browser dominates the landscape. Three with rather equal market share is a nice thing to see and hopefully it will promote better and faster web standards.

    At least now we have one browser (Chrome) backed by a company that has a solid influx of cash to support it and isn’t dependent on the browser alone for it’s revenue.

    For me personally I use Chrome as my default and Firefox as my secondary. . . and IE for testing lol

    Sorry Opera. . . used you for a few good years but. . . . . now just testing.

  • James 22/05/2012, 7:42 pm

    When I go on StatCounter, it shows Chrome as being slightly under IE for this month. We should wait until the end of the month before declaring victory. 😉

  • Travis 23/05/2012, 2:49 pm

    Chrome is not number one according to other major browser statistics companies like Netmarketshare, W3counter, or Clicky. Different companies make different measurements. I read somewhere that the most real measurement would be an average between these, which still places Chrome on 2nd spot, but not far from IE.