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Google Chrome now the top web browser in Asia

Google Chrome logoGoogle’s Chrome web browser has become a worldwide success, but it’s more popular in some parts of the world than in others. It became the top browser in South America back in October 2011, and as of March this year it’s also become the top browser in Asia.

Up until March, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the most widely used browser in Asia, but now it’s finally lost its crown after a reign that has lasted at least a decade. It took Chrome 3.5 years to trump IE in Asia (Chrome launched in September 2008). It now has 36.41% of the browser market in Asia, versus IE’s 34.57%.

Mozilla’s Firefox remains in third place with 23.96% of the Asian browser market, after having been overtaken by Chrome back in October 2011 (note that this was the same month Chrome became number one in South America, definitely a good month for Google).

Chrome web browser in Asia

Chrome’s rise has been rapid, and must rank as one of Google’s top achievements in later years. It overtook Firefox as the second most popular browser in Asia back in November 2011. In fact, Chrome is headed for worldwide dominance. If the current trend continues Chrome will become the most widely used browser in the world sometime around May this year.

Data source: StatCounter, based on visitor stats from more than three million websites.



20 comments
borse prezzi
borse prezzi

There's still many places awaiting adjustment if Google wanna expand its Asian market. Browsers' features differ from the western to the eastern to a large extent. It's necessary to give out questionaire for a further study.

borse prezzi
borse prezzi

There's still many places awaiting adjustment if Google wanna expand its Asian market. Browsers' features differ from the western to the eastern to a large extent. It's necessary to give out questionaire for a further study.

Swiss watch
Swiss watch

Have the researchers pay enough attention to the choice of Chinese users? I heard that many Chinese netizens love using Sougou Explorer which is especially preferred by students.

Swiss watch
Swiss watch

Have the researchers pay enough attention to the choice of Chinese users? I heard that many Chinese netizens love using Sougou Explorer which is especially preferred by students.

moda
moda

But many plugins are only compatible and available in Firefox. Though I wanna advocate Google Chrome no matter at work of off work.

moda
moda

But many plugins are only compatible and available in Firefox. Though I wanna advocate Google Chrome no matter at work of off work.

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backtrue

The title of this article should been written with "Google Chrome now the top web browser in Asia (except China) ".

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backtrue

The title of this article should been written with "Google Chrome now the top web browser in Asia (except China) ".

Ibraim Lima
Ibraim Lima

The answer to this: The Chrome is simple. There are thousands of new Internet users in growing countries. These people are entering the virtual world already in Chrome Age. They entered on internet at the same time.

Ibraim Lima
Ibraim Lima

The answer to this: The Chrome is simple. There are thousands of new Internet users in growing countries. These people are entering the virtual world already in Chrome Age. They entered on internet at the same time.

Ibraim
Ibraim

The answer to this: The Chrome is simple. There are thousands of new Internet users in growing countries. These people are entering the virtual world already in Chrome Age. They entered on internet at the same time.

Ibraim
Ibraim

The answer to this: The Chrome is simple. There are thousands of new Internet users in growing countries. These people are entering the virtual world already in Chrome Age. They entered on internet at the same time.