Data released by Internet-monitoring firm StatCounter proved that Chrome has successfully overtaken Firefox to become the world's second-most popular web browser. Internet Explorer is still number one.
The monitoring firm reported that market share of Chrome rose to 25.69 percent this November, whereas, Firefox has 25.23 percent market share during the same period. Interestingly, with 40.63 percent of users worldwide, Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is still the most used browser and the reason definitely is the huge popularity of the Windows operating system.
CEO of StatCounter, Aodhan Cullen, commented that, "We can look forward to a fascinating battle between Microsoft and Google as the pace of growth of Chrome suggests that it will become a real rival to Internet Explorer globally," as reportedby StatCounter official site.
Google's Chrome browser happens to be the only web browser which showed considerable growth during past two years - data that grew by almost 10 percent in the past year.
On the other hand, growth of Apple's Safari can be considered as modest while Firefox and IE's share is declining due to Chrome's growth, as reported by The Register.