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Google Chrome: World's Most Popular Browser

Today witnessed the smug news that Google Chrome claimed the title for most used browser in the world, according to a survey carried out by web metrics firm Statcounter.

Statistics show that Chrome became the world's top Internet browser for the first time on Sunday - atrributing its popularity thanks to usage in Brazil, India and Russia.

"While it is only one day, this is a milestone," exclaimed Aodhan Cullen, the CEO of StatCounter, in a statement published by the organisation.

Apparently, 32.7 per cent of global Chrome web browsing took place on March 18, closely followed by Internet Explorer with 32.5 per cent, according to a Reuters report. Monday saw Chrome take up 30 per cent of browser usage whilst Internet Explorer made up approximately 35 per cent of the global market share. Firefox has roughly 25 per cent in the browsing stakes, whilst Safari trails behind with just 7 per cent.

Despite its impressive feat, Chrome still has a bit of work to do until it can win over regions such as China, Germany as well as the UK.

"Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable," said Cullen. "At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to Internet Explorer."

With the Easter bank holiday weekend coming up shortly, perhaps we'll see Chrome finally seal its victory.

Source: Silicon Beat

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and joins ITProPortal with just over a year's experience under her online belt. A copywriter by day and a freelance writer by night/weekend, Mariel is an avid volunteer - lending her charitable services throughout the world. Specialising in social media, apps, and video games, Mariel hopes to intertwine her love of technology with the English language to produce amusing anecdotes of ambiguous algorithms and alliteration