On the eve of the web browser’s third birthday, industry-monitoring group Net Applications announced that Chrome has captured 15.5 percent of the browser market.
These numbers shouldn’t surprise anyone, as doing the past few years as Firefox has lost both market share and critical support while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9, though vastly super to its predecessors, has failed to make any significant market share gains.
Outside of the United States, Chrome’s ability to capture market share has been even more impressive. According to Statcounter, Chrome currently has a 20.7 percent global market share. Within South America, as a whole, it is the number two-web browser, commanding 33.2% of the market. In Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay it is the number one web browser, usurping that title from Internet Explorer.
In celebration of Chrome’s birthday, and this important market-share milestone, Google has put together an interactive info graphic using HTML5 that tracks the growth of Chrome, and highlights the evolution of web browsers.