Chrome tops Internet Explorer as most used browser; Google continues its gradualdomination
Which browser are you using to read this story? Chances are, it's Google Chrome.
Last week, Statcounter reported that Google's sexy web browser now tops the list of the Web's most used browers, just barely inching ahead of Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the first time. The percentage of users was slight (less than one percent), but expected to increase as weeks go on.
This regime change was expected by experts since Chrome launched in 2008, says insider magazine The Next Web, but it asserts Google's absolute dominance in the browser field, as their Android Robot is also the leader in mobile browsing.
With allegiances to particular brands and their functions, Internet chatter between computer geeks runs the gamut of reactions. The majority of supporters praise Chrome for its speed, its multiple plug-ins and its resilience in case of a crash. Detractors primarily cite varied speed strenght and the fact that it's owned by Google.
Mozilla's Firefox was surpassed by Chrome back in 2011 on the Google browser's mad dash to the top. Rounding out the bottom of the list are Apple's Safari and indie (i.e. non-tech-giant-owned) browser Opera.