Microsoft’s Internet Explorer maintained its title as the world’s number-one browser last month (IE has 40.53 percent of global browser market), but who came in second? Stats from Net Applications indicate that Chrome is edging closer to pushing Firefox out of the number-two spot, but a report from StatCounter says Chrome has already surpassed Firefox.
Google’s Chrome browser appears to be soaring up the charts, taking over the number two spot from Firefox in StatCounter’s latest global survey.
According to StatCounter, Chrome had 25.69 percent of the global browser market in November, whereas Firefox had 25.23 percent—the first time Chrome has surpassed Firefox.
“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,” Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter, said in a statement. “Our stats measure actual browser usage, not downloads, so while Chrome has been highly effective in ensuring downloads our stats show that people are actually using it to access the Web also.”
The results could also foreshadow a battle between Microsoft and Google against each other for the top spot, though Chrome admittedly has got quite a bit of catching up to do.