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%.


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  5. I very much doubt that it’s “taken” 1%, just borrowed it on launch day while people tried it out. It still has many flaws and I don’t expect many people will be using it on a daily basis just yet.

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  7. Chrome is nice looking, but i’m not sure how functional it is.
    When using chrome while posting to a forum I noticed that every word I typed was underlined in RED.
    Now in FF that means a spelling error, but in chrome even a capitol “I” was underlined!
    Also, redering of large text on my blog showed rendering issues on the curves of letters such as “D” & “S”, with the text being jagged.
    I like the cleanliness of the bwowser, giving more space for the page rather than once tool bar after another.
    Has anyone tried IE8 yet? I think THAT is the way FF and Chrome, amongst others, need to be heading.

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  9. Google will get #1 in browser category. an’t really tell how it compares to FF yet, but it does seem to render much, much quicker. Only one client site is breaking, so I’m happy!

  10. I guess we have to give Google Chrome some credit! It does have the best looking Logo! Then next is hte Firefox one. While IE is getting old. tehy need to rebrand it, and modernise it.

    Just a bit of the marketing perspective… Who needs another ‘Browser War’ anyway…

    Ivan |

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  12. BigBrother Google has done it again….

    … no thanks, I’ll pass.

    Opera and FF rock!

  13. Google Chrome will kick ie’s ass.Google’ll kick microsoft ass.Google chrome is faster than every browser i’ve been seen.Amazing speed.I’cant imagine next version than this.

  14. Chrome is fast, wow I’m really impressed with the speed. Can’t really tell how it compares to FF yet, but it does seem to render much, much quicker. Only one client site is breaking, so I’m happy!

    Agree with posters above about FF extensions, that will keep me on FF because they are just so useful.

  15. At what frequency, will you be doing this kind of research? It will be interesting to watch the trend as we go along.Like others have said, Firefox is the biggest loser. Releasing a new browser is not the best way to fight IE. I am of the view that making open source operating systems more user friendly and secure will do the trick. If more users switch from Windows to Linux, then IE and most of Microsoft products will die!

    StatCounter Team Response:
    Hi Clement,

    With the response we are receiving to our research, we are certainly going to look at releasing some numbers more often!

    Thanks for your support.

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  17. Incognito window is good.

    And Yeah…. it doesnt have any widgets or add-ons.

    God knows what will happen if we add all the add-on componets. Wish google maintains browser speed.

  18. Chrome – my default browser since one day 🙂
    Fast — Accurate —- lovely.
    Guess what, as a web developer i dont need to make my sites Chrome compatible since they already are Mozilla compatible.

    Page load is faster. Screen view area is fantastic. Love this browser…… just like GTALK , Chrome too is fast on PC resources

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