According to StatCounter, Google Chrome has passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time, and although IE9 is doing well for now, I expect Chrome to continue and lead the web browsers world for long.
I have now switched completely to Chrome, leaving IE only for specific work related sites.
I really admire Google for such remarkable execution in so many areas: search, ads, mobile, web browsing (just look at that impressive graph!), not to mention all the web apps out there. I’m not a huge fan of Android, but you can argue with a success.
And speaking of Chrome, Google’s rival, facebook, is rumored to acquire Opera. I think it makes sense:
You see, facebook wants you to stay inside the facebook site and do all the things you used to do in a web browser, but from within the facebook site. It’s like facebook has become a browser inside a browser, but since it’s not really the case – how about turning facebook from just a site into a real app, with native capabilities and additional features?
Interesting, but only time will tell.