Which web browser do you prefer? Chances are it’s Google Chrome

The “Browser Wars” is an ongoing struggle between three, maybe four actors over web supremacy. Last year, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer each dominated two regions of the world.

Now, Google Chrome is the most popular browser in four out of six regions. Only users in North America and Oceania seem to still prefer Internet Explorer to Chrome.

Here are some key findings of the 2013 Browser Wars study by Pingdom:

  • Google has increased its lead: Chrome’s worldwide usage share is 37% compared to 31.2% last year.
  • It was only two years ago that Internet Explorer was the dominant browser in the world with about 45% of desktop usage. Today, its share is around 30% and falling.
  • Internet Explorer 10.0, released in August 2012, has yet to reach any significant usage share worldwide.
  • Since last year, Chrome has taken over the lead in Africa from Firefox.
  • Chrome has extended its lead in Asia, from 36.4% share in 2012 to 45% now.
  • Last year, Firefox was the leading browser in Africa and Europe. In both regions, it appears that Chrome has increased in usage at the expense of Internet Explorer.
  • North America is still Internet Explorer’s stronghold. Over the year, its usage share has fallen to 39% from 40%. Chrome is in second place at 28%.
  • Internet Explorer also leads the browser usage in Oceania, but for how long? The gap between Chrome at 29% and Internet Explorer at 33% is getting smaller.
  • In South America, Chrome appears to already have won the Browser Wars with a 59% usage share.

You can find the complete article with many more charts and details here:

http://royal.pingdom.com/2013/03/21/browser-wars-2013/

Contact person:

Magnus Nystedt

Twitter: @pingdom

Email: magnus@pingdom.com

Skype: mnystedt

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