NEWS - May 21, 2012
by MarkFlax - 5/21/12 12:04 PM
Chrome now world's top browser, but beware the math.
There's no debating Google Chrome continues to gain momentum and put pressure on Internet Explorer. But according to one browser-tracking firm, it's now more popular than Microsoft's alternative.
Analytics site StatCounter has revealed that for the first time, Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer last week to become the world's most popular browser. According to the data the company compiled, during the week of May 14 to May 20, Chrome secured 32.76 percent market share, compared to Microsoft's 31.94 percent.
At the start of this week, however, Chrome has come back down to 31.88 percent, just inching out Internet Explorer's 31.47 percent share.
Chrome surprised some Web users back in March when it was revealed by StatCounter that the browser overtook Internet Explorer for one day that month. Soon after, it fell back to second place behind Microsoft's software. StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen said at that time that Chrome has quickly become the top choice for users on weekends.
More at http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57438097-93/chrome-now-worlds-top-browser-but-beware-the-math/?tag=nl.e703
And a similar view at http://www.redmondpie.com/google-chrome-is-now-the-most-popular-web-browser-in-the-world/
Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator to correct date on 05/22/2012 at 12:58 PM PT