Google Chrome Use Up, Analyst Reports

Google's Chrome web browser is making big in-roads into the browser market, threatening the dominance of market leaders Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Market watcher Net Applications has reported that Chrome has managed to cross the seven per cent mark, rising 0.3 per cent to 7.1 per cent of the market.

Apple's Safari also managed a rise, increasing 0.1 per cent to 4.8 per cent, and Opera has risen 0.1 per cent to 2.4 per cent.

The current browser market has become extremely competitive, resulting in regular updates and new features being released from web browser providers almost every other week.

The statistics issued by Net Applications do not register the number of users for a particular browser, but only the activity on each of them.

Google's Chrome has managed to maintain its growth rate, where as Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox have seen a drop of 0.3 per cent and 0.2 per cent, respectively.