It's official: Chrome overtakes IE as world's most popular browser


After years of debate over which browser is best, the industry has finally reached a consensus: Google Chrome is more widely used than Microsoft Internet Explorer.


IE has long been the most used browser on the internet, but its grip began slipping ever since Google launched Chrome in 2008.

In 2012, one usage tracker declared Chrome the new champion, but some others still had IE in the lead. Now, all the research companies are in agreement—Chrome is king.

NetMarketShare, the stat counter that Microsoft has long referenced as the most accurate source for measuring which browser reigns supreme, now says Chrome is the undisputed winner.

It controls 41.66 percent of the market whereas Internet Explorer and Microsoft’s new Edge browser collectively have 41.35 percent. Chrome is unlikely to cede the position as Google plans to introduce a new Chrome design, made to be even more touch-friendly.


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