Google Chrome Passes Internet Explorer As Top Browser For A Day
Browser war is getting serious day by day. We recently discussed about The Browser You Loved To Hate campaign by Microsoft to stay ahead in browser market with latest version of IE but it seems Google chrome is not going to let them at the top for long. IE has always been at top of charts when it comes to number of users. Firefox was always supposed to be the optimum competitor to the crown but everything has changed from the time Google released chrome. Chrome has been the favorites of users from its launch time. Chrome has shown phenomenal rate of growth right from its beginning and last week they have touched the milestone which Firefox was dreaming for long. As per the report by StatCounter, Last Sunday 18 March 2012, Chrome became world’s number one browser for one day.
“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.
- Chrome is using prerendering which opens search results in separate invisible chrome tabs. User does not see these tabs but they are counted in browser traffic
- StatCounter does not do geo or country level weighting. So in case they are taking less data from a country which has more internet users the trends might not be exact. As per StatCounter methodology :
We do not manipulate the data in any way. We do not collate it with any other information sources. No artificial weightings are used. We simply publish the data as we record it.