chromelogo Googles Chrome browser to overtake Internet Explorer this year

Google's Chrome web browser will overtake Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) this year, becoming the most used browser across the world, according to figures by StatCounter.

Google's Chrome web browser will overtake Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) this year, becoming the most used browser across the world, according to figures by StatCounter.

 
Currently Chrome has a market share of 27 percent, putting it in second place behind IE, which still rules a healthy 38 percent of the industry. 
 
By June or July of 2012, however, Chrome is expected to outgrow Microsoft's former glory. This will be particularly bad considering the year Chrome launched in, 2008, saw IE dominate the market with a 70 percent market share.
 
chromelogo Googles Chrome browser to overtake Internet Explorer this year
 
Mozilla's Firefox, which was once the most popular alternative to IE, has dropped more than five percent since last year to 25.27 percent, putting it in third place behind Chrome.
 
The remaining web browsers are significantly behind the others, with Safari gaining a small increase from 4.79 percent to over six percent, and Opera coming in fifth place with nearly two percent.
 
The figures show how quickly and easily the market can change when new competition enters, especially if the established companies fail to adapt and push out better products.
 
Source: Pocket-lint