Google Chrome now more popular than Firefox in the UK

Written by Antony Leather

August 1, 2011 // 11:07 a.m.

Tags: #best-browser #firefox #google-chrome #internet-explorer

Google's Chrome has overtaken Firefox to become the UK's second most popular web browser.

The latest figures from web statistics firm Statscounter, show that Chrome has doubled in popularity in the UK just the last 12 months, from 11 per cent, to 22 per cent between July 2010 and July 2011.

July saw the crossover between it and Mozilla's Firefox, which has been gradually losing out to Chrome over the same period, dropping from 25 per cent, to 22 per cent.

Internet Explorer remains by far the most popular web browser, however, over the same period, it lost nearly 10 per cent market share. It fell from just under 55 per cent to 46 per cent - still holding more market share than Chrome and Firefox combined.

Safari has also seen a small gain of around two percent since July last year, while Opera dropped half a per cent to less than one per cent.

Worldwide, according to the same data, Chrome also continues its march up the ladder, although it needs to gain nearly six per cent market share before it overtakes Firefox.

Which browser do you use? Have you switched recently? What do you make of the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and IE? Let us know in the forum.
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