Google Chrome has just taken over the third spot of most widely used web browser.
Currently in a stable release for windows and in beta for both linux and mac osx, Google Chrome has just taken over the third spot off Apple’s Safari browser according to Computerworld. The week of December 6-12 saw Chrome hitting 4.4% market share, an increase of 0.4%, beating out Safari, which held 4.37%; to show how important the browser hitting beta on Mac OS X was, before the release, Chrome held 0.32% of the share on the OS during November, which shot up to 1.3% afterwards. It was said that the split between people switching to Chrome was evenly divided between Safari and Firefox.
As much as I enjoy using Opera and Firefox as my main browsers for both surfing and web development tasks respectively, I find it hard to ignore that Chrome does browse faster then Opera (it’s just a feeling though) and is more stable then firefox (firefox is a memory hog, even opera and safari are more stable then firefox!).
It’s only a matter of time before more developers gets involved in building useful Chrome extensions to lure more firefox users to switch into it. And thanks god there’s no internet explorer on linux and mac osx so those OS are pretty much dominated by kde browser, firefox, safari and opera. As chrome is now available for linux and mac osx, the floodgate has just been opened.