August 7, 2012

Sorry IE, but Chrome is number one now

Who knew that Google Chrome would become the most used browser within a few years since it's launch? As of July 2012, Chrome now accounts for 1/3 of the market, and it has the highest browser share surpassing IE on its own. Chrome took 33.4% market share whilst IE only took 32%. Firefox was stable at 23.7%, whilst Safari was at a low 7.1%.

So why is Chrome so popular? Perhaps to its fast speeds in web browsing and usage, simple and clean interface, nice experimental features, frequent updates, and compatibility with the ever-changing web protocols.

Chrome is also universal, meaning that you are able to sync your bookmarks and settings between many devices including your mobile phone, tablet, and whatever gadgets you own. Chrome is also the default web browser in Android's latest operating system, Jelly Bean.

It seems like Chrome's growth shows no sign of slowing down. It's market share will definitely increase now with Chrome being bundled with Jelly Bean. Will it become king of all browsers on all platforms? Only time will tell.