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.