Google's Chrome grows faster in browser market

17:01, November 03, 2009      

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A web monitoring firm Net Applications said Google's Chrome is the fastest growing browser in the market according to the firm's latest data, media reported Tuesday.

Chrome's share increased to 3.6 percent from 3.4 percent of the global market from Sept. to Oct., while the biggest loser was Internet Explorer (IE), which was down from 65.7 percent to 64.6 percent.

Mozilla's Firefox, which rose 0.3 points to 24.1 percent, with Safari rising from 4.2 percent to 4.4 percent and Opera showing almost no growth at 2.2 percent.

Net Applications uses a network of around 40,000 internet monitoring stations and the figures are for global market, and thus Chrome's increase represents huge numbers of internet customers.

The data also shows that both Chrome and Firefox users are far more likely to be using up to date versions of their browser than those using IE.

Google announced that Chrome now has 30 million active users. Though trailing market leaders IE and Firefox by a wide margin, it's growing fast.

Source:Xinhua/Agencies

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