TG Daily reports it took Google only nine hours to capture 1% of the browser market with Chrome. Data from Net Applications reveals Google Chrome crossed 0.5% just two hours, it climbed to a peak of 1.48% but then fell back to around 1.1%
According to Net Applications, Chrome crossed 0.5% just two hours after its release. At midnight (EDT), Chrome surpassed 1% market share. The browser hit 1.48% share of the browsing market at 4 a.m., eventually stabilizing at about 1% over the course of the following hours. According to the data published by the market research firm, Chrome held 1.06% at the time of this writing.
The spike does not come unexpected, especially if we consider the enormous reporting on Google Chrome within the past two days. Google’s own news service indicates that more than 3000 articles covering Chrome were published on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It will be interesting to see how the marketshare of Chrome evolves over the next couple of days/weeks/months.