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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ….

  5. 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?

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