Google Chrome, the Google’s browser, becomes the second most popular browser of Britain. It clearly indicates the growing use of Chrome in UK.
According to the web metrics firm Statcounter, “Three years after launch, Chrome last month captured 22% of UK users and marginally overtook Mozilla’s Firefox browser.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains as the most popular browser for UK users with 45% wherein Apple’s Safari is UK number four, with a 9% share.
Microsoft Internet Explorer comes pre-installed with almost all of computers sold in Britain. It is the reason that is attributed to its ranking. Google’s success is attributed to its nationwide advertising along with the speed of the browser.
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Lars Bak, the Google engineer responsible for Chrome, said the goal had never been to attract a huge user base, but to energise a dormant browser market: “Speed is a fundamental part of it, but it’s also about the minimal design and the way it handles security. If you as a user try [to load] a webpage and it feels snappy, it’s really hard to go back [to another browser]. It has shown that people spend more time interacting with the web.”