Google Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer as the worlds most used web browser.

Whilst the browser has only just edged passed the dominant blue ‘e’ last week based on stats from web firm StatCounter, it is the first time that Chrome has achieved the feat.

Chrome most popular browser - for now

During week 20 of 2012 – 14th – 20th of May – Chrome secured itself 32.76% of marketshare, ahead of Internet Explorer’s 31.94%.

Firefox, once seen as Microsoft’s browser rival, continues its slide down the chart, losing 4% of its users over the same time last year.

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It remains to be seen if Chrome can maintain its lead for the rest of May in light of Microsoft’s marketing blitz for Internet Explorer 9. So far this looks possible: Chrome is less than 0.24% behind IE for the month of May.

Regardless of how May plays out in whole one thing is now certain: Chrome will be the worlds most used browser, the question is simply whether it gets there this month or next.


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