The Indianpost

Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK

LONDON: Google’s Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain’s second-most popular Web browser after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Web analytics firm StatCounter said.
Chrome, launched in December 2008, took 22.1 per cent of the UK market, up from 12 per cent a year earlier. Internet Explorer’s share fell to 46 per cent from 55 per cent a year ago, while Firefox fell to 21.6 per cent from 25. Google is trying to convert its dominance in Web search into operating systems and mobile software, bringing it into direct competition with Microsoft. Chrome is used by more than 160 million users worldwide.

In May, Google launched its long-awaited Chromebook, which runs entirely on software accessed via the Internet rather than installed on the machine. Globally, Internet Explorer had 42 per cent of the browser market in July, followed by Firefox with 28 per cent and Chrome with 22. Apple’s Safari brower had 5 percent of the market, while Opera had 2 per cent.

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