Google‘s Chrome browser became the most-used browser in the world for one day last weekend, according to web analytics company StatCounter.
A new report by StatCounter revealed that Chrome became the top global Internet browser for the first time on Sunday. It was the most popular browser in India, Russia and Brazil, which helped contribute to it becoming the number one PC browser for the day.
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“While it is only one day, this is a milestone,” said StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen.
About 32.7% of global web browsing occurred on Chrome on March 18, followed by Internet Explorer with 32.5%, according to a Reuters report. On Monday, Chrome occupied 30% of browsing while Internet Explorer accounted for about 35%. Firefox occupies about 25% of the global market share, while Safari trails with 7%.
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Chrome still has a way to go to beat Internet Explorer and Firefox in many regions, including China, United States and Germany.
“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,” Cullen added. “At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to Internet Explorer.”
StatCounter data is based on over 15 billion page views per month, with 4 billion from the U.S. Its network consists of more than three million websites.
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