Google’s web browser Chrome is now the second most-popular browser in the United Kingdom with a 22% market share, according to web metrics company Statcounter.
Nearly one in four British internet users now use Google Chrome as their web browser just three years after it was launched.
The Chrome browser kicked down the Mozilla Firefox, which currently holds 21.65%, to climb to the second spot behind the market leader Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. According to new figures, the first spot is still held by Internet Explorer, which holds a massive 45.51%, but its share continued to dip in last few months. Apple’s Safari is number four with a 9% share.
One of the major reasons accredited to the growth of Chrome is its nationwide advertising. It is to be noted that Chrome is the first product of Google which has been advertised on British television. But more importantly it is the speed of Chrome which is making it popular among users. Ever since the browser has been launched, the primary focus of it has been speed. Different versions of the browser have been launched light and fast and each version of the browser has something or other new to offer.
Google claims Chrome as speedy browser and uses it as a base for its operating system, Chrome OS. The first portable machines based on the OS — Chromebooks — arrived on the market in June 2011.
Chrome’s growth comes on the back of Google’s domination of the search engine market, which it is led for years.