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December 1, 2011

Chrome Surpasses Firefox, becomes No 2 Browser Globally

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Global Browser Market Share

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - United States Browser Market Share


Google’s Chrome surpassed Mozilla’s Firefox as the world’s number two browser behind Microsoft’s Internet Explorer last month, according StatCounter.

The Wall Street Journal, reports Chrome’s worldwide market share at 25.69% and Firefox’s at 25.23%. Internet Explorer, according to the same findings, dominates worldwide market share at 40.63%.
In the U.S., meanwhile, Chrome is still number three with 17.3%, a 6.41% jump compared to last November. Internet Explorer held the top spot with 50.66% and grew by 0.42%. Firefox was second with 20.09%.
Last month, data from  Netmarketshare.com, showed Internet Explorer’s share dipped below 50% for the first time. Safari, the default browser on the iPhone and the iPad, claimed 62.17% of mobile traffic. Internet Explorer, meanwhile, had 52.63% of desktop traffic, according to the researcher.

Chrome may be coming to Google’s mobile Android platform soon, according to reports. The 3-year-old browser’s growth, which benefits from being promoted on Google.com, hit 200 million users in October.