Google Chrome is considered by many to be the essential tool driving their daily work. Despite its popularity, Chrome has always been overshadowed by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which comes pre-installed on all Windows computers shipped. However, times are changing.
According to StatCounter, Chrome passed Internet Explorer during the week of May 14 to May 20 to become the most popular browser in the world.
To celebrate, Google posted a video on YouTube that illustrates Chrome’s journey since its launch in September 2008.
According to StatCounter’s latest monthly statistics report [ for the month of July] shows that Chrome is gaining on its lead as the dominate browser on the market as IE and Firefox continue to decline.
The browser marketplace is quite competitive these days but we will have to wait until Net Applications publishes its results to see how these two services compare when it comes to browser market share.
It will also be interesting to see how Windows 8 changes the landscape as the platform has two iterations of IE10 that could help IE gain back some turf. Seeing as many have abandoned IE, with Windows 8, they will get a fresh look at IE10 but will it be enough to keep them from downloading a new browser? Only time will tell.