Jan 3 2010

Google Chrome Surpasses Safari

Google’s browser Chrome, as of today, now holds 4.63% of the browser market, meaning that is has finally surpassed Apple’s Safari. This gain is attributed to the release of Mac and Linux versions of the browser. Safari has stayed relatively static, losing a miniscule 0.15%.

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the biggest loser this past month. It lost one percentage point, bringing its share down to 62.7%. Some people are predicting that if this trend continues, Internet Explorer will have under half of the browser market in six months.

Google is still continuing to improve Chrome. It released an extension today (currently only for Windows) that allows one to go to similar pages from the browser itself. More and more people may become dissatisfied with Internet Explorer and switch to Chrome, Safari, or Firefox (or another browser), which are, in my opinion, better alternatives to Microsoft’s product.

Via Computerworld.

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  1. MleB said:

    I think the uptick in Chrome downloads has more to do with the recent Beta’s ability to use Extensions – though until there is a decent Adblock and the equivalent to Tab Mix Plus, its not for me.

    Meanwhile, to say that it is surpassing Safari is hardly surprising. As essentially a browser intended for Macs, it relies almost entirely on Apple sales for take up – and while Apple computer sales may be booming in North America (and #1 in desktop sales, but hey, people are still buying desktops?) outside of the continent, Apple computers (and their OS) are still largely novelty devices, catering to specialist users. Chances are there, if its not a WinOS machine, it’ll more likely to be a Linux machine than a Mac. If Safari has any traction internationally, its more than likely its inclusion in iPhones and iPod Touch that is doing it.

    January 3rd, 2010 at 8:37 am


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