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Google Chrome's Market Share Increases, May Surpass Firefox by Mid-2012

Chrome - the massively popular web browser from the Internet search giant Google continues its glorious performance in the market. According to new reports, the market share of Chrome has risen to 16.2 percent, meaning it lags behind only to the iPhone maker Apple’s Safari in terms of growth rate.

Chrome, which has been delivering new versions of the browser every six weeks under its accelerated release cycle, is now 14-versions old, and already controls 16.2 percent of the browser market, according to a revelation by Net Applications (opens in new tab).

The figure is 0.7 percent higher than what it had managed to achieve till August this year with a stake of near about 15.5 percent. The chief executive of the search behemoth, Larry Page also bragged at the Zeitgeist conference, held last month, saying that the browser was enjoying over 160 million users throughout the world.

Google Chrome was unveiled by the company only three years back in 2008. In comparison to its 16.2 percent market shares, the chart was topped by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, followed by Mozilla’s Firefox. While Internet Explorer controlled over 54 percent of the market share, Firefox managed to bag only 22.5 percent.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.