In March 2012, for the first time ever, Google Chrome was the most used browser on the web. Ever since it’s introduction in September 2008, its usage share figures have been rising, coinciding with the gradual decline of it’s main two competitors, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
With a 37.3% share, contrasted to 36.3% and 18.9% for Firefox and Internet Explorer respectively, the latest figures indicate the first significant change in user preferences since Firefox surpassed Internet Explorer in January 2009. Consider the fact that Internet Explorer and Firefox had a near four year head start on Chrome, and it’s success becomes even more impressive.
The official figures, published each month by W3 Schools, clearly outline Chrome’s rise to the top, and if the usage trends are anything to go by, we can expect them to continue rising for the foreseeable future.