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%.

121 comments on “Chrome Grabs 1% in One Day!

  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.

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