Chrome Browser Overtakes Apple Safari Per Net Applications

Jan 04, 2010

If the newest statistics from Net Applications are to be believed, Google's Chrome browser has surpassed in market share Apple's KHTML engine-based Safari browser in December 2009 by a few tenths of a percentage point.

Chrome's growth doesn't so much reflect on Safari's account as it does on Internet Explorer's and partly Firefox's. According to the statistics, Chrome gained 0.7% market share from November to December to 4.6%. All the combined Microsoft browsers lost almost a percentage point during that period to rest at 62.7%.

Safari also gained a tenth of a percentage to a 4.5% in December, with Opera also gaining a bit to 2.9% (including the 0.5% for Opera Mini). The remaining browsers came to under 0.7%. By Net Application's December statistics, Firefox was at 24.6%, at a loss of 0.1 of a percentage point over November.

Net Application's findings are just one part of the story. According to other statistics, such as those by, Chrome was already at 8.5% in November in browser usage, with Firefox at the top with 47%.

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