Google recently announced that the number of people using its web browser Chrome tripled from 40 million to 120 million users within 1 year. According to a recent report its market share is now almost 10%. I remember back when Firefox was first released, reaching a 10% market share at a time when Internet Explorer dominated the web was a pretty big deal.
I was curious to see what the most recent stats were for http://ucla.edu and sure enough, Chrome is at about 9%. Here is a comparison breakdown from November 2009 and November 2010.
A few interesting notes:
- Firefox usage actually dropped, but only by 1%.
- We have a significant percentage of users who are using Safari. Coming in at a whopping 19%, making it the 3rd most popular browser. Those Millennials love Apple!