Google Chrome users, rejoice: after two years of spreading like wildfire to even mainstream internet users and consumers, predictions from have slated Google Chrome to surpass Mozilla Firefox in terms of popularity. At the beginning of the year, Google Chrome had an impressive 15.6 percent in global share, and in the past nine months has expanded that share to an even more impressive 23.6 percent. Meanwhile, Firefox and IE have each lost 4 percent of their global shares, with Firefox’s final share at 26.8 percent, and Internet Explorer’s at 41.7 percent. These results have come from StatCounter, an Ireland-based company that is implemented to track information about website traffic info – who visitors are in terms of geographical location, what operating system they’re using, their screen resolution, and of course what browser they’re using.
Of course, let us also point out that Computer World has provided alternate stats showing that Google Chrome has a much lower position, stating that IE has a retention global share of 55.3 percent, Firefox a rate of 22.6 percent, and Google Chrome at just 15.5 percent.
But all of these stats combined do show that Google Chrome usage is growing, while usage of both Firefox and Internet Explorer are declining. And at the rate things are going, Chrome can expect its usage to surpass Firefox’s usage by the middle of 2012.