Google Chrome now the most popular browser in the world
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[quote]For the first week in history, Google Chrome is the most-used browser in the world, according to Statcounter. While Chrome has been leapfrogging the incumbent Internet Explorer on weekends for some time now, the week of May 14th–20th marks the first time Chrome has averaged a higher traffic share over a full seven-day stretch.
We’ve mentioned before that Chrome is the most popular browser visiting The Verge, but that’s far from the case in the rest of North America, where Internet Explorer still has the lead — 37 to 26 percent. So which regions are responsible for Chrome’s worldwide lead? In Europe, Chrome has been ahead of IE for the past two weeks, but only by a percentage point, and Firefox is ahead of both. Also, IE has a massive lead over second-place Chrome in Oceania, and Firefox is dominating both IE and Chrome in Africa.
It turns out that the worldwide numbers are skewed by two regions: Asia and South America, and even still the numbers aren’t necessarily what you’d expect. IE is in the lead in Japan with a more than 50 percent share, and things are even more skewed in China and South Korea, where roughly three quarters of traffic comes through Microsoft’s browser. Chrome is in the lead in India, but it’s only by 8 percent. The real difference is in South America, where Chrome has a nearly 50 percent share overall. Some believe that the reason for its large share in that region is the popularity of Google's Orkut social networking service. Whatever the case, we can see that while Chrome might be the most popular browser at the worldwide level, and is clearly trending upward, in many of the world's biggest economies, Google's browser is a way off from the number one spot.[/quote]
I for one welcome our new Google overlords
Well earned, and deserved.
Even though I use FF, I'm glad IE is not the top one any more.
I enjoy chrome
My father was adamant IE was the most popular browser, lets see what he thinks of this!
I switched to Chrome only because Firefox kept crashing every 10 seconds. I'm okay with the change.
Chrome is king.
I switched from FireFox because it felt like it was getting slow for me. Plus FireFox isn't as good as it used to be, due to them rushing updates to catch up with Chrome in version numbers. True story.
Anything other than IE is good. I'm glad to see Google Chrome at the top.
I have to wonder how long it'll take chrome to take the firefox road and become pretty bloated
yay! Time to start using HTML5 and CSS3 more often!
[QUOTE=Greenen72;36041788]I have to wonder how long it'll take chrome to take the firefox road and become pretty bloated[/QUOTE]
It already is. It may not feel like it on a 4G machine, but when you're trying to play things like Minecraft and use Chrome at the same time on a 2G machine, it's bad.
Thing is, I can do that fine with Midori, with less than 10% the memory usage.
I remember installing chrome on its September release date a few years ago.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;36041839]It already is. It may not feel like it on a 4G machine, but when you're trying to play things like Minecraft and use Chrome at the same time on a 2G machine, it's bad.
Thing is, I can do that fine with Midori, with less than 10% the memory usage.[/QUOTE]
What does being 4G or 2G have to do with speed of a browser? xG is a network type, it has nothing to do with phone itself?
Plus lol phone.
opera looks so lonely at the bottom of the chart :c
Mostly because Google advertises for it EVERYWHERE.
I thoroughly enjoy using Opera :(
[QUOTE=MasterFen007;36041690]My father was adamant IE was the most popular browser, lets see what he thinks of this![/QUOTE]
He was right until just recently.
[QUOTE=AceOfDivine;36041877]What does being 4G or 2G have to do with speed of a browser? xG is a network type, it has nothing to do with phone itself?
Plus lol phone.[/QUOTE]
Sorry, I'm talking about amounts of bytes in RAM. I'm talking about 2 gigabyte and 4 gigabyte.
And I'm posting from my desktop computer running Linux, the user agent is wrong.
The only reason I don't use Chrome is because I'm so used to Firefox that it feels a bit weird.
I've been using Firefox for 5 years and never had a problem with it. No point in switching to Chrome for me. At least people are realizing IE is fucking terrible though.
Good, IE can die in a fire.
Anything is better than Internet Explorer. Safari, Firefox, Chrome, they're all good in my book.
I never understood why people hate Opera though, it seems like a perfectly good browser.
deserves it, quickest browser and it's nice and simple, no useless shit cluttering up the screen
[QUOTE=DamagePoint;36042114]Anything is better than Internet Explorer. Safari, Firefox, Chrome, they're all good in my book.
I never understood why people hate Opera though, it seems like a perfectly good browser.[/QUOTE]
Its.... odd, its not especially bad at anything its just odd to use.
New Internet Explorer is pretty decent you sheeps.
Been using Chrome since like.. forever.
Not that I recall correctly, but my browser before Chrome was probably IE.
too bad it should be FF
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