After weeks of speculation, Google’s Chrome overtakes Microsoft Internet Explorer to become the world’s top internet browser for the first time for a full calendar month in May. StatCounter Global Stats revealed that Chrome surpassed IE for the first full day back in March and the achievement of the weekly milestone was widely reported on 21 May.
For the full month of May according to StatCounter data from over 15 billion page views, Chrome took 32.43% of the worldwide market compared to 32.12% for IE and 25.55% for Firefox. “While attention has recently been focused on the battle between Chrome and IE, not-for-profit Mozilla’s Firefox with its loyal membership base should not be underestimated,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.
“The browser wars are back with a vengeance,” he added. “This time there are three major players competing for the top spot but, ultimately, the real winner will be the end user who can look forward to more choice and innovation as a result of this increased competition.”