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Chrome captures 1% market share in just nine hours

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wolf2009

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Google's new browser has zoomed past 1% market share in just ten hours after its release yesterday at 3:02 p.m. EDT and reached almost 1.5% earlier today. Although it is too early to tell which competing browser makers were hit by Google’s new software, the initial numbers numbers indicate that Chrome is off to a good start.

According to Net Applications, Chrome crossed 0.5% just two hours after its release. At midnight (EDT), Chrome surpassed 1% market share. The browser hit 1.48% share of the browsing market at 4 a.m., eventually stabilizing at about 1% over the course of the following hours. According to the data published by the market research firm, Chrome held 1.06% at the time of this writing.

The spike does not come unexpected, especially if we consider the enormous reporting on Google Chrome within the past two days. Google’s own news service indicates that more than 3000 articles covering Chrome were published on Tuesday and Wednesday.

But 1% of the worldwide browser market is huge. It is difficult to estimate how often Chrome may have been downloaded, but considering the fact that there are currently about 1.46 billion Internet users, it would take at least 14 million downloads to keep the 1% mark at a stable level – at least if the Net Applications data is somewhat comparable to the data provided by Internet World Stats.

Even if Chrome isn’t a perfect browser yet, Google certainly has managed to deliver an impressive launch.
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You have to wait for a week and see how many people use it.
For me it's still Opera.
 

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Firefox is still FTW for me, it is kinda annoying when my friends message me on xfire saying how awesome it is when all I had were crap experiences with it...
 

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I'm still on FF2, personally. Chrome was OK, but it just isn't for me. Same goes for FF3 (at least until all of my extensions are compatible) and Opera.
 
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It's still early for Chrome, one Google rolls out the offline google apps, then it will take a bigger chunk of the market.
 
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And another step toward global domination...........
 
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my chrome has an error, and closes out. repeatedly. no getting it to browse a webpage. I can sit and look at the browser, so long as it doesnt try and load a page.
UPDATE: Chrome doesnt even attempt to open up the browser anymore.
 
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Mine errors if I go to the options menu.
 

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People download a beta product to test drive it and they claim it as market share ? :wtf:

I pulled it, tried it, uninstalled it. I am still happy with IE for what I do. (IE8 currently)

Wait a year and then get back to me on that market share thing.