Internet metrics firm StatCounter claims Google's Chrome browser is about to become more popular than Firefox. The company claims Chrome's marketshare rose to 20.7 percent in June, compared to 28.3 percent for Firefox and 43.6 percent for Internet Explorer. Data from rival Net Applications also shows Chrome is rising in popularity, but this research firm claims Google has just 13.1 percent of the market, compared to 21.7 percent for Firefox and 53.7 percent for IE.
From Google Chrome officials own lips at Google I/O in May, eWEEK heard Chrome had racked up more than 160 million users, up from 120 million in December. If that trend holds true, Chrome should crack the 200 million mark in October.
Royal Pingdom crunched some numbers based on StatCounter’s stats and guessed Chrome could pass Firefox this November and IE by June 2012.
Assuming Chrome’s ascent continues at its average growth rate over the past six months (consider that it took Chrome only two years to hit 10 percent share) Chrome could even hit 50 percent share by November 2012, Royal Pingdom said.