Chrome Is Now the Most Popular Browser in the U.S.

    July 10, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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Back in May of 2012, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and became the most popular browser in the world. Now, just a little over a year later, Chrome has finally topped Internet Explorer in the United States.

As of June, 2013, Chrome is the most used browser in the U.S. The news comes to us from StatCounter, who just published their Internet Wars Report for the past year. It appears that Chrome took most of its users from Internet Explorer, but also sucked a few away from Mozilla’s Firefox.

“In the United States, IE lost the number one spot in terms of internet usage for the first time in June 2013. Chrome has now taken the number one spot in the US at 34.02% (up from 23.84% 12 months ago). Over the same time frame IE has declined to 32.46% (from 40.89%). Firefox has also lost share in the US, down from 19.83% to 16.86%,” says StatCounter.

That means that in the last year, Chrome has seen a 42.7% increase from where it was in July of 2012.

Chrome continues to dominate worldwide, only increasing its lead over Internet Explorer in the past year:

In other news from StatCounter’s report, Samsung has passed Apple in terms of worldwide mobile internet usage for the first time. Google still dominates the search game, with Bing only making marginal gains in the past year.

  • https://plus.google.com/115894493180758060428 Sai Varun KN

    Google Chrome is the best and fastest browser

  • http://www.theyareevil.com CharlieE

    In the past year, Google has deindexed hundreds of my Websites, canceled my Adsense account and canceled my YouTube account. I’m not going to reward them for destroying my income by using their Web browser.

    I have particular hatred of Chrome, however, because of Google’s tendency to insert Chrome installation files into so much other software. I’ve “accidentally” installed Chrome at least a half a dozen times because I failed to notice the “Oh, and install Chrome too!” checkbox.

  • http://www.artstorm.com Fred

    Chrome has proven itself to be the best, fastest, most accurate and capable browser to me. CharlieE, I suggest you quit trying to trick people into visiting your sites or whatever it is you are doing. I have made millions with Google over the years and one thing I understood that you don’t seem to: they don’t owe me anything.

  • Charles – The Great and Powerf

    You are using bad data. Unique Visitors is what you need to look into. Not malware infested clicks which is StatCounter. Go to Net Applications. Noone has dethroned Internet Explorer and if you are building web sites targeting other browsers, you’re an idiot.