Google's Chrome became the world's top Internet browser on Sunday, gathering momentum in India, Russia and Brazil, according to a recent report.
StatCounter, a website analytics firm, reported that Chrome has consistently shown higher numbers on the weekends, prompting speculation that many people use IE at work and then Chrome at home, according to the StatCounter site.
The amount of global page views using Chrome passed IE for the first time on Sunday
, with Chrome usage at 32.71% that day compared to 32.5% for IE. On the previous Friday, Chrome usage was at 30.8% versus 35.28% for IE, according to the Wall Street Journal, which also pointed out the study only measures a part of Internet activity.
"Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE," said Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter chief executive.
We think this shows us that many people feel that Internet Explorer is something we have to live with on our work computers, but weekends are made for Chrome. We find Chrome does seem to be less buggy and displays graphics and layout better -- so perhaps with the amount of social media flourishing
, the world has found that to be true, too.
Published at 1:44 PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012