Google's Chrome Browser Steals Market Share From Firefox

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 03-01-2011 Print
Google's Chrome browser reaches 10.9 percent, while Mozilla Firefox dipped 1 percentage point to 21.7 percent through February, according to Net Applications.

Google's Chrome Web browser nudged up to 10.9 percent through February, showing just a touch of growth from January when it hit 10.7 percent market share, according to Net Applications.

Microsoft Internet Explorer rallied, growing from 56 percent through January to 56.8 percent in February, the market researcher reported March 1.

Microsoft noted in a blog post that IE9, the company's freshest browser iteration, reached 0.66 percent market share across all Windows operating systems, with over 2 percent share on the Windows 7 platform.

Moreover, the browser has been downloaded over 36 million times since its September 2010 launch, Microsoft said in a blog post.

Apple's Safari also grew a touch, to 6.4 percent from 6 percent for the month.

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