Web Browsers: Google Chrome gains, IE & Firefox share slip

Google Chrome, IE & Firefox
New York, Jul 3: According to a recent study in the internet browser market, Google Chrome browser bagged 20 percent market share in the month of Jun 2011.

The report published by web site analytics company, StatCounter, said that Google Chrome was steadily gaining the market ahead of Mozilla Firefox and the market dominator, Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome noted a 2.8 percent growth against 2009 to take 20.7 percent of the global market. In the same period Internet Explorer's global share has fallen from 59 percent to 44 percent globally and Firefox's from 30 percent to 28 percent.

"It is a superb achievement by Google to go from under three percent two years ago to over 20 percent today. While Google has been highly effective in getting Chrome downloaded the real test is actual browser usage which our stats measure," said Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter CEO.

The report added that Chrome has performed particularly well in South America where it overtook Firefox in Apr to become the number two browser. In Jun it reached 29.7 percent, ahead of Firefox's 24.6 percent and behind IE at 44.1 percent.

In United States, Google Chrome ranked in third position with 16 percent market share behind IE with 46.5 percent and Firefox on 24.7 percent. In Britain, IE continued its domination with 46.4 percent, while Firefox and Chrome fighting for the second spot with 21.7 percent and 21.1 percent respectively.

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