Chrome Set to Capture World's Top Browser Spot for May
If the remaining three days of May play out as did the previous 28, Chrome will take the browser crown from IE for a full month for the first time since Chrome's September 2008 launch.
Previously, Chrome had edged IE on weekends, and then earlier this month topped Microsoft's combined browser usage share for the week ending May 20. That trend continued in the month's fourth week as Chrome beat IE 32.9% to 31.4% for the seven days ending May 27.
The spread between the two browsers for the fourth week of the month was 67% larger than during the third week, hinting that Chrome continues to gain momentum in the share race.
Other browsers remained steady. Through May 28, Mozilla's Firefox accounted for 25.5% of all browsers used worldwide, while Apple's Safari and Opera Software's Opera logged in at 7.1% and 1.8%, respectively.
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