A milestone for browser wars
- Internet Explorer has been top browser since 1999
- Chrome use peaks weekends when users are home and can use their browser of choice
- Chrome was first for just one day
Google made history and finally achieved what no other browser has been able to do in the past 13 years – if only for a day. Chrome surpassed IE for the first time in market share.
According to StatCounter Chrome had 32.71 percent of the browser market on Sunday, while IE dropped to just 32.48 percent and Mozilla was at 24.88 percent. Interestingly enough, Chrome is a so-called “weekend browser” that is stronger on Saturdays and Sundays than during week as users can use their browser of choice. Consequently, IE loses market share on weekends.
Although Chrome only beat out IE for a single day, speculation has it that there is a good chance that the Chrome will permanently on top by May 2012. When Chrome exceeded Firefox market share for the first time last year, it took the browser about six weeks to consistently take the lead.
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