The Mobile Spoon - Gil Bouhnick's Mobility Blog
Home My Favorites iOS Apps Talk To Me About

May 26, 2012

Chrome is now more popular than IE. Google is doing it right!

StatCounter-browser-ww-weekly-201121-201221

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.



0 comments:

Post a Comment