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. Chrome is fast, but looks and feels like a faster thinner copy of Opera.

    …I think FF users are loyal, but who “loves” IE? Given that the majority of the market uses IE browser and Google searches, they might well see the Chrome link on Google and say “what’s that? I’ll try it coz we all know Google is good”. I predict Chrome will take equal amounts from both, or maybe a little more from IE.

    Chrome loads graphical content on pages better than all other browsers… but had a couple of bugs/letdowns. 1) it doesn’t handle transparency and opacity at the same time — see the much admired “coda popup bubble” ( — mouseover on download icon: fine in Opera and FF, bad in IE, hmmm in Chrome). Also I came across another browser history problem specific to Chrome when trying a jQuery plugin on one of my sites.

    …otherwise Chrome is very nice. But as someone else said, I kinda resent Google dominating everything I do. I’ll keep with Opera… and use Firefox Firebug for debugging. Stick it to the Man!

  2. This is crazy! Wow!
    I will surely add your note on my blog!
    Thanks for the survey!

  3. I find it very useful a fast browser than internet explorer and firefox. I have noted one thing that i use internet explorer and firefox and my windows slow down as i open more pages using these browsers but using google chrome it doesn’t happened! I LOVE IT!

  4. Im not even going to install this crap. Google is just out to expose what you do browsing wise and i cant see it doing any good.

    Google needs to upgrade there SEARCH ENGINE.. you know what there site is popular for instead of sticking there nose in something they have no idea about. Any old joe can make a crappy browser.

  5. @dwex – exactly. It just shows how many people actually read the fine print. It’s harder and harder to have “Google” and “Privacy” in the same sentence. I am sticking with Firefox.

  6. I see a lot about how it will affect Firefox and IE…how about Safari? Even though Safari isn’t as compatible with some things as Firefox I like it a lot and am hoping it will get more recognition so it does become more compatible. I do use a lot of Google tools and find them useful but hope they’ll remain browser friendly to Safari rather than put all their attention to Chrome.

  7. But has anyone read the EULA? Everyone seems to have downloaded it without bothering to read them. I see some huge privacy issues unless they change it. And I think they took it straight out of Orkut. But Chrome isn’t Orkut and until they they rethink I’m not sure I want Google owning and using all the content I post… wherever I post it. Even on Facebook.

    Check it out here.

  8. I downloaded Chrome yesterday and gave it a try – I am sticking with Firefox. There are just too many add-ons for Forefox that I love to use. I will check out chrome in 6 months or so but for now Firefox rules.

  9. Interestingly, Google Chrome appears as “Safari” browser in StatCounter.

    Btw I can’t Facebook very well with Google Chrome. LOL.

    StatCounter Team Response:

    You didn’t leave a URL David so we can’t check out your account for you. We record Chrome as Chrome – not as Safari – this is how we know the market share numbers!

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  11. I think most people are just testing it out.. Most people will stay with firefox for the time being.. I personally tried it out.. and uninstalled it within 10 minutes.. it didn’t fit my needs. and most people can probably relate.

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  13. crome wont let people to get in to my site …. its telling people this page is not exist ….and all the time its try to load updates over he internet ….like every 10 minutes ….


    Nevermind. I deleted Chrome. I’m tired of people trying to pull bullshit like this. FF remains undefeated, still #1.

  15. So far I haven’t found the security features in Chrome of the likes of FF. I love FF because I can set it to remove everything, just by closing it. I also love the features of much ease in denying cookie access on FF. If Chrome has these security features, where are they?

  16. Would have been nice to have this ‘open source’ browser set to go for us linux users, ya know… for we are open source! can not understand that one at all.

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