StatCounter reports that for the first time, Chrome has overtaken Firefox in worldwide popularity:
The firm’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome took 25.69% of the worldwide market (up from 4.66% in November 2009) compared to Firefox’s 25.23%. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still maintains a strong lead globally with 40.63%. . . .Orange Crate Art readers dance to the beat of a different percussion section. My most recent StatCounter stats (last 500 visits):
In the US Internet Explorer continues to perform strongly and is maintaining market share at 50.66%, up slightly from 50.24% year on year. Firefox retains second place on 20.09%, down from 26.75%. Chrome is up to 17.3% from 10.89%. Safari is on 10.76% from 10.71%.
I’ve been using Chrome on a Mac and find that I have no interest in installing Firefox. Being able to use HTML5 to play YouTube clips is one advantage of Chrome. Speed is another — the thing is just plain fast.
Firefox 30% Chrome 26.6% Internet Explorer 19.8% Safari 17.8% Mobile devices 4.4% All others 1.4%