According to the firm Netmarketshare.com, Google’s Chrome Browser just hit the 10% mark, in market share just 2 years after introduction.
As you would expect most of the gain in market share came at the loss of Internet Explorer.
According to figures released yesterday, Chrome has a 9.98% share of the market up from just over 5% in January 2010.
Internet Explorer went from having a 62.12% market share in January 2010 to ending the year with a 57.08% share.
Safari gained just about 1.5% in 2010 ending with just under 6% of the market.
Also today according to StatCounter Firefox passed Internet Explorer as the most widely used browser in Europe.
StatCounter said Firefox last month took 38.11% of European market share, compared to Internet Explorer’s 37.52%.
“This is the first time that IE has been dethroned from the No. 1 spot in a major territory,” said Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter CEO.
“This appears to be happening because Chrome is stealing share from Internet Explorer while Firefox is mainly maintaining its existing share.”
Chrome share in Europe is now sits at 14.58% which is up from 5.06% a year earlier,