Google Chrome Overtakes Firefox in UK Browser Share‎

Chrome LogoGoogle’s Chrome became the number two browser in the UK during the month of July for the first time, according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company. Chrome took 22.1% of the UK market, up from 3.9% in July 2009 and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fell significantly from 61% to 46% globally and Firefox dropped slightly from 27% to 22%.

Chrome is also performing particularly well in Ireland where it overtook Firefox in May to become the number two browser. In July it reached 27.7%, ahead of Firefox’s 24.2% but still behind IE at 39.9%.

StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month (830 million from the UK and Ireland) from the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.

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