Google's Chrome web broswer has 120 million users / by Mike Takahashi

Logo of Google Chrome
Logo of Google Chrome

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.

Browser stats for Nov 2009 vs Nov 2010
Browser stats for Nov 2009 vs Nov 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!