Google's Chrome Shines Brighter Than Firefox
In the worldwide battle for second place in market share for internet browsing, Google's Chrome surpassed Firefox in November. This sets a milestone as competition heats up for the next battle for Chrome.
The latest data from the StatCounter reports that Chrome's market share rose to 25.69 percent in November. This just barely edges Firefox from second place at 25.23 percent. StatCounter measures actual internet browsing usage, not downloads. This report shows that people are not just downloading Google's Chrome, but actually using it on an ever-growing basis.
Google's Chrome was the sole browser to show real growth in the last two years as the marketplace for innovation in this arena has stagnated. Chrome's growth is approaching ten percent during the last year. Both Internet Explorer and Firefox have seen their market share losses due to Google's Chrome.
In Europe, Chrome outshone Firefox in July 2011 and in Asia it was shinier that Firefox in September. And in South America, Chrome is already the top browser with over 40 percent of the market.
However, worldwide, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still the leader with 40.63% of global users. This is in large part due to the automatic free versions that are already installed on nearly all computers when purchased with Microsoft's operating system.
With the battle for #1 Internet browser heating up, the real questions for Google's Chrome is can it surpass Microsoft, the real Goliath.