Chrome Grabs 1% in One Day!

According to research conducted by us here at StatCounter, Google’s new browser, Chrome, has taken 1% of the global browser market within a day of launch.

Google’s unusual step of publicising the Chrome browser on its notoriously clutter-free homepage is an indication of the plans that Google has for this browser…

“This is a phenomenal performance,” commented Aodhan Cullen, “this is war on Microsoft but the big loser could be Firefox.”

While Google may have the Internet Explorer market share in its sights, the fact that many Firefox users are more “mobile” as far as browser use is concerned, may impact on the current Firefox market share.

Note: The StatCounter analysis was conducted today, Wednesday, 03 September 2008, and was based on a sample of 18.5 million page views globally. The analysis identified that Internet Explorer holds 70% of the global browser market followed by Firefox with 22%.


  1. You said, “While Google may have the Internet Explorer market share in its sites (?sights) – or was that a pun?”
    I downloaded Chrome yesterday instead of using Firefox. I like the speed and it freed up space on my screen so I can see more of the web page I am looking at.It also allows the user to increase print size very good ofr this boomer. One BIG problem, I could not log on to Statcounter. I had similar problem with Firefox initially and eventually found the work around by “allowing” the web URL my3.statcounter or whatever. Have not figured it out in Chrome yet so still use Firefox to get my stats.

  2. As I stated yesterday on the “stout performance by FireFox 3” thread:

    Lookout both FF & IE…. here comes “Chrome” the new browser from Google. Aparently it’s open source, fast, & secure. I’m gonna check it out, if Chrome ends up being everything its been tooted, It’ll kill both IE and FF.

  3. It’s pretty fast on processing web pages. I don’t like a few things about it though. Like, it doesn’t select images in text editors like tinymce. I’ve heard people can add firefox’s extensions to it but I don’t know. If so, that’s cool.

  4. With all the pain of my hearth Chrome is better than FF.Try it by using CCleaner and Memturbo after an identical browsers session.

  5. I DLed, it works fantastic! I had some trouble logging in to an SAP Portal that works on FF and IE .. seemed to not work at all though.
    I tried and that worked perfect too!

    So, I’m excited about the new release!

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  7. A pity that I could not install Chrome after trying many times… What’s wrong with it??

  8. It will be interesting to see how well the new Google Chrome web browser will do in competing against all the other top major browsers.

  9. I’m going to try Google’s Chrome although I’m presently using Safari and delighted with it…….let the browser wars begin 🙂

  10. Also: does anyone else find it funny that there is no search function in the password manager?!

  11. It’s like Cuil all over again!

    Chrome is quite… shiny and slick. However performance wise, I find Firefox far far superior. Just try it with 512mb ram on several pages full of images.
    In incognito mode of course. Hmmm 😉

    There’s also a few little niggles, but if they get feedback and act on it, it will certainly be a contender.

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  13. Downloaded it about one hour ago. So far, so good. Very fast loading not only of web pages, but also when it starts. I also like the search function built into the address bar and also the screen shots of the last nine pages visited before the browser was closed when you restart it.

  14. Sorry, but remember how Cuil took 1% of the search engine market for a week? It’s brand new and people are trying it out. I downloaded Chrome yesterday and tried it, and I decided I just didn’t like it that much. It’s OK, and I like that the memory usage is low, but Firefox still kicks its butt for compatibility and add-ons. I count in that 1% because I downloaded and used it, but I won’t be using it much anymore unless it gets a ton better.

  15. So far it looks much better than IE and even FF, what took them so long?
    I like the fact that each tab has its own process in windows, but for them to take over they will need to compete with FF and their great extensions. I do believe that the IE era is coming to its end.

    On a more personal note, I do not like the fact that Google has an eye on everything we do and that kinda pushed me away from using Chrome.

  16. beside sponsorship mozilla get money when user search google at their firefox search box.
    but i still love firefox, they got a lot of addons.
    i think ad blocker wont run on chrome.. 😀

  17. firefox will be the big looser, why? the answer is simple: Mozilla Corporation gets loads of sponsorship money from google.

    If Google drops the sponsorship thann Mozilla will suffer a huge loss of funding

    Ima testdrive chrome a bit later and post my review 🙂


  18. I knew this would happen… great news for everyone.. other than Firefox.. because I have a sinking feeling that the people that would be testing this out.. are the same people that run Firefox… and the people that use IE .. just use it because it was already installed on their machine.

    I will blog about this and link to this post shortly.

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