Saturday, January 2, 2010

Google Chrome @ 5% (almost)

Google Chrome is now the 3rd most popular browser in the world.

According to recent reports here and here, Google's Chrome has overtaken Apple's Safari in the browser wars. While still at less than 5% chrome is no match for Microsoft's Internet Explorer which is slightly above 62%. Chrome is gaining strength quickly mostly due to two quality attributes: speed and reliability. Chrome is noticeably faster than Opera, IE, Firefox and Safari. It's reliability is unsurpassed due to its multi-process architecture.

Coming in at #3 just months after it's GA release is commendable. With new features like bookmark sync and support for themes and plug-ins it will rival the # 2 spot in a couple years, eating away Microsoft's and Mozilla's share.