It says that Chrome took 20.7 percent of the global market, up from just 2.8% in June 2009. In the same period Internet Explorer's global share has fallen from 59 percent to 44 percent globally and Firefox's from 30 percent to 28 percent.
StatCounter CEO, Aodhan Cullen, commented: "It is a superb achievement by Google to go from under three percent two years ago to over 20 percent today. While Google has been highly effective in getting Chrome downloaded the real test is actual browser usage which our stats measure."
According to StatCounter: "Chrome has performed particularly well in South America where it overtook Firefox in April to become the number two browser. In June it reached 29.7 percent, ahead of Firefox's 24.6 percent and behind IE at 44.1 percent.
"In the US Chrome has risen to 16 percent behind market leader IE on 46.5 percent and Firefox on 24.7 percent. In the UK, Chrome at 21.1 percent is now neck and neck with Firefox on 21.7 percent. IE leads the UK market on 46.4 percent."
In Australia IE still holds 45 percent of the market, and Firefox 25.7 percent, but Chrome overtook Safari in April 2010 at the 7.9 percent market and at the end of June had 16.6 percent ahead of Safari's 12.5 percent. Both Safari and Chrome have grown steadily over the past 18 months at the expense of IE and Firefox.
StatCounter says its statistics are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month (four billion from the US) from the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.
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