Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Chrome is World's Number One Browser for a Day - StatCounter

Google's Chrome narrowly became the world's top internet browser for the first time on Sunday 18 March 2012, according to StatCounter, the independent website analytics company. The firm's research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome topped the polls in India, Russia and Brazil, all of which contributed to it becoming the number one browser for that day on a global basis.

"While it is only one day, this is a milestone," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. He added that Chrome still faces a battle to unseat its main rivals including IE and Firefox in many regions. Chrome remains in 2nd or 3rd place in China, United States and Germany, for example.

"Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE," added Aodhan Cullen, commenting on the weekend surges in Chrome usage.

StatCounter data is based on over 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US) to the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.
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30 Comments on Chrome is World's Number One Browser for a Day - StatCounter

tomkaten said:
Gave it a shot recently ? Try it, you might be surprised. The implementation of webRequest by the Chromium team has really upgraded its capabilities. I was as reluctant as you, mostly because it didn't block video ads, but now it does away with those too. I have both Fx and Comodo Dragon installed and switch between them regularly and I've never once seen an element blocked by ABP for Fx that doesn't get blocked in Chrome as well. I run Gundlach's Adblock in Dragon and it's great.
Hmm it's been about 5 months since I've checked it out. Thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a shot.
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Kreij said:
If the browsers block advertisements, and they are free ... why exactly are there browser wars?
(I'm really tired today, forgive me if it's obvious)
Gives a better name to Microsoft, Google, Apple etc? Think about it, you love Google chrome, you are subconsciously going to like google products like Android phone etc better! Also more likely to use, and they can spy on you more and use the info to make more $$
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Internet Explorer, most popular browser downloader since 2004.
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HillBeast said:
Now using Waterfox. No more crashing or lags I got on Firefox. Now there is nothing Chrome can do better. Never have liked Chrome, and never will.
That looks interesting. It's essentially an optimized, 64-bit version of Firefox.
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