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August 1, 2011

Google Chrome Dethrones Firefox , Becomes New Number 2

Nearly one in four British internet users now use Google Chrome as their web browser just three years after it was launched.It is now the second most popular browser, overtaking Mozilla’s Firefox and quickly gaining ground on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), the current market leader.

According to new figures, Chrome accounts for 22 per cent of the British web market compared to 45 per cent for IE. Apple's Safari is number four with a nine per cent share.

According to Statscounter Google’s web browser Chrome is now the second most-popular browser in the United Kingdom. Opera's marketshare has slipped from 1.22 to 0.89 per cent share over the year. Safari rose slightly to 8.5 per cent.

Since December 2009, Chrome has been heavily promoted by Google in the UK, starting with billboard and newspaper advertising, and TV campaigns this year – Google's first ever UK TV campaign.Chrome’s market share has been on an upward trajectory globally, but in the UK Google’s browser has been doing exceptionally well, having captured a 22.12% market share in July, edging out Firefox, which currently holds 21.65%.

The first spot is still held by Internet Explorer, which holds a massive 45.51%, but its market share has been steadily declining over the past 12 months.