Chrome Prepares to Pass Firefox as Second Most Popular Browser
Last week, Google claimed Chrome was the most popular web browser in the world. By some measures that’s true, but one leading research site still places it in the No. 3 spot, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox.
That’s about to change.
Net Applications pegs Chrome‘s market share at 19.08%, less than a percentage point behind Mozilla Firefox, which has 20.06%. However, Chrome’s chunk of the market has increased almost 5% over the past year, while Firefox’s has decreased almost 3%. Both, however, are far behind IE, which has a commanding 54.02% of the market.
If trends continue, Google’s browser will soon claim the second spot in the browser wars. So why did Google say it was the world’s top browser?