Firefox has taken a backseat as the world’s reigning second favourite browser now that Chrome has reached a higher level in browser popularity.
The latest data from StatCounter, an internet-monitoring firm, shows that Google Chrome’s market share as of November has risen to 25.69 percent as compared to Firefox’s 25.23 percent share. A small difference you say? It may be so but considering that Firefox is four years older than Chrome, it still is commendable for the Google-developed browser.
Another reason for Firefox to start doing something? Chrome is the only browser to show a significant growth in the last two years with a 10 percent growth over the last year. The Chrome has already taken over the Mozilla Corp-managed browser’s place in Europe as early as July this year and in Asia last September. For South America, Google Chrome is the number one browser with a 40 percent-market share, taking over Internet Explorer in the last quarter of 2011.
So who is world’s number one browser? It is still Internet Explorer with 40.63 percent global users. Until when? Based on the statement by Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter, it may not be that long . “We can look forward to a fascinating battle between Microsoft and Google as the pace of growth of Chrome suggests that it will become a real rival to Internet Explorer globally.