reported earlier this month of a report by StatCounter Global Stats that showed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still maintaining a global lead, while Google Chrome edged out Mozilla’s Firefox.
The same analytics company published a similar report late last week that suggested Google’s Chrome 15 is now the world’s most popular Internet browser, according to the organization’s press release
. The firm said Chrome 15 took 23.6 percent of the market share and Internet Explorer 8 was a close second with 23.5 percent.
However, it did note that if you factor in every single version of Internet Explore then Microsoft’s web browser is still No. 1.
The numbers do vary, though, across the globe. In the United States, IE8 is the most popular with 27 percent, while Chrome 15 has a little more than 18 percent. Across the pond in the United Kingdom, Chrome leads IE8 24.7 percent to 21.1 percent, respectively.
“Google announced Chrome for business exactly a year ago and IT administrators appear to have embraced it in a remarkably short time,” said StatCounter CEO, Aodhan Cullen. “Looking at the daily stats, Chrome 14 and 15 have been overtaking IE8 at weekends since the beginning of October. However, Chrome 15 overtook IE8 for the first time during the five day working week, in week commencing 5th December. It looks as if people favour Chrome on weekends at home but office commercial use has now caught up.”
The statistics are compiled on aggregate data that is collected on sample of more than 15 billion page views each month from the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.