Can Google Chrome Take Market Share From IE, Firefox?

September 4, 2008

Google launched their Chrome web browser in the form of a beta release for Windows this week, with many people asking if it can truly compete with IE and Firefox..Boston (ChattahBox) – Google launched their Chrome web browser in the form of a beta release for Windows this week, with many people asking if it can truly compete with IE and Firefox.

The market share for Web browsers is pretty clear cut, with Microsoft Internet Explorer having 70% of the browser market, followed by Firefox at 20% or so, and Apple Safari pretty much picking up the rest.

The thing to remember about Google Chrome is that it is an extremely new browser, and global adoption is going to take not days, not weeks, not even months.  It is going to take years before Google Chrome has the user-base to truly be able to compete with IE and Firefox.

It seems that Google Chrome is off to a good start though, as reports state that it has enough users to account for 1% of the browser market so far.

Only time will tell how it can grow from here, but it should be an exciting road considering how well the browser has started.


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