When Google first launched Chrome, there was a feeling that it was too basic and had almost no features. In comparison, Firefox had no dearth of features and plugins. Three years have passed since Chrome’s launch and it’s about to overtake Firefox as the second most used browser, according to a Computerworld report. The only browser to be used more is Internet Explorer, but that number is gradually dropping. At this pace, Internet Explorer won’t be able to hold its lead for too long. Firefox, too hasn’t seen a healthy growth. It's userbase has been declining since a while, despite several new releases and added features. While Firefox users have a whole bunch of browser add-ons at its disposal, Google Chrome’s extension database is rapidly improving, as popularity continues to rise.
To be the king by next year
Other browsers such as Apple’s Safari, Opera, among others account for less than 5 percent of the browsers. They haven’t seen a massive rise or drop in the adoption rates. At the rate at which Google Chrome is rising, it’s likely to take the number one browser spot by the end of next year, maybe even earlier. The last stable build of Chrome was version 14, and was launched two weeks back.
Publish date: October 1, 2011 11:41 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:37 pm
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