Google Chrome the Most Used Browser on Techie Buzz
By on July 23rd, 2011

There is something about which I have not seen in any other browser. It is one of the fastest growing browsers across the world and currently has around 20% usage world wide.

Google Chrome Market Share Techie Buzz

Many tech related websites around the world are seeing that Google Chrome has been overtaking . Last year both TechCrunch and Techmeme reported that Chrome was the most users on their site which prompted me to write the article; Why is Chrome Winning and Firefox Losing Market Share?. Back then, Chrome’s market share was around 10% was constantly growing on our site too.

Recently, I wrote an article on How Chrome is Growing in India and Hurting Microsoft and Mozilla. In that article, I delved upon how Chrome has been dominating Indian markets even though the internet usage there is around 15% of the population. This definitely showed how much impact Chrome has had on the browser market.

Google Chrome Market Share Graph Techie Buzz

Today when I was checking the browser market share for Techie Buzz I saw that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the most used browser. Last month, Chrome was behind Firefox by 2%, so the month over month growth is pretty impressive. This means that almost 1+ million out of the 3.5+ million users on the site were using Google Chrome to visit Techie Buzz.

One of the reasons for Google Chrome’s growth is the heavy advertising Google is doing for it. I see many ads which pitch users to play Angry Birds on Google Chrome and I can swear that those have converted many users to switch to Chrome including my own brother who is a big fan.

Google is also landing some punches on rival browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer by stopping development on certain products while providing plugins for them too. Recently, Google has decided to stop development of Google Toolbar for Firefox 5. This has sent Mozilla in a frenzy because lot of users are not upgrading to Firefox 5 from because of the incompatibility of the .

Google also provides Internet Explorer users with something called as Google Chrome Frame to bring Google Chrome’s technology to Internet Explorer. As you can see from our browser stats, we have around 0.13% IE users who have installed the Google Chrome Frame.

Additionally, Google has also been blocking several features in their products on . Our in-house Opera guru Pallab has always been finding problems using Google’s features on Opera including the recently introduced .

So is Google intentionally doing all these things to switch users to their own browser? It could very well be possible, however, they are also backing that up with an excellent browser and I for one have been using Google Chrome as my primary browser since it launched and yes some of the new features in it including the Multiple Chrome Profiles are definitely good.

What do you think about Chrome’s dominance? Is it good or bad? Do you use Google Chrome as your primary browser? If not which one do you prefer to use? Please let me know through your comments.

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  • joe

    Firefox and occasionally Opera are the two power browsers I use. I believe switching over to Google’s chrome is like giving up the only defense we may have in future if google turns evil one day.
    And above all. Firefox is simply awesome too..

  • http://danielson.myopenid.com Daniel

    The problem is Chrome is chewing away at FF and not IE.

    Besides, as a regular FF user, many extensions work better with it than with their equivalent for Chrome.

    Take Diigo’s toolbar for FF – it’s just not as feature rich in Chrome as it is with FF.

    If you want to use Feedly in Chrome you have to click on a new tab and then click on Feedly icon. That’s just two more many steps than with its FF extension.

    Chrome’s extension archive is just a mess compared to Mozilla’s. After so many months, you still have a redundant archive of themes in Googles’ site.

    As far as i’m concerned, Chrome still has some way to go before becoming my main browser.

    Did you see how many chrome.exe’s are running in the background? At least a dozen if not more!

  • http://moneyvisitor.com money making guide

    Chrome is the coolest browser. We love using chrome as it is the fastest. But still need improvements in add ons section.

 
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