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Google Chrome Browser Has 20 Percent Market Share Reveals Study

Internet giant Google’s Chrome Internet browser now controls one-fifth of the worldwide browser market, according to a new research.

The data released by Statcounter, a leading website analytics company from Ireland, claims that the Chrome browser achieved this milestone during the month of June, this year.

Controlling 20 percent of the market is certainly no walk in the park for any company. But, that achievement becomes even more significant if one goes as to consider how Chrome climbed up the ladder real fast from 2.8 percent last year June, to 20 percent within just a span of one year.

"It is a superb achievement by Google to go from under 3% two years ago to over 20% today," StatCounter Chief Executive Aodhan Cullen said, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"While Google has been highly effective in getting Chrome downloaded, the real test is actual browser usage which our stats measure," he added.

However, Chrome has still a long way to go when it comes to surpassing its rival Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which still control 44% and 28% of the browser market respectively.

In the US browser market, Chrome’s stake increased to almost 16 percent, while that of the Internet Explorer and Firefox stand at 47% and 25% respectively, the Statcounter study revealed.

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