Google Chrome takes share from every browser, except Apple’s Safari

“Two weeks after the launch of Chrome, Google Inc.’s browser has stolen market share from every competitor except Apple Inc.’s Safari,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.

“At the end of its second week, Chrome accounted for 0.85% of the browsers that visited the 40,000 sites monitored by Net Applications Inc., an increase from the 0.67% the week before,” Keizer reports.

“Chrome’s share came at the expense of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Corp.’s Firefox, Opera Software ASA’s Opera and even AOL LLC’s Netscape, all of which have watched their browser share drop in the past two weeks. Only Safari escaped Chrome’s impact; Apple’s browser, in fact, has gained nearly 0.7 percentage points during the past 14 days,” Keizer reports.

“Vince Vizzaccaro, Net Applications’ executive vice president of marketing, has an idea why. ‘[Chrome] isn’t available on Mac OS X yet,’ he said… And Chrome’s numbers may be soft, Vizzaccaro added, noting that Net Applications’ newest data pegged the browser’s trend line as slightly downward.”

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacSheikh” for the heads up.]

13 Comments

  1. “Vince Vizzaccaro, Net Applications’ executive vice president of marketing, has an idea why. ‘[Chrome] isn’t available on Mac OS X yet,’ he said…

    Duh! Go to the top of the class Vince.

  2. Since there is Safari for Windows, which has a consistent if small presence amongst browsers, I don’t see it it irrelevant to point out that Safari is still growing after the release of Chrome. A breakdown between native Safari and Safari for Windows would be handy here. An unofficial version of Chrome for OSX and Linux has just appeared. http://www.codeweavers.com/services/ports/chromium/
    I don’t recommend it, it still looks like a Windows application (eww) and crashes very quickly, but if the developers can make it any more stable it might provide competition to the native version of Safari before the official Chrome for OSX appears.

  3. From 0.67% to 0.85%? A whole whopping 0.18% growth?

    That could be sampling error. While I am awaiting Chrome on the Mac to give it a spin, we will have to wait and see if that 0.18% growth actually grows into something significant.

  4. @twighlightmoon

    To be honest, the difference in Chrome goes WAY beyond interface. Webkit is used for rendering and such, but Chrome is more than “web browser”, it is designed to be application environment. Take a look at there comic book if you haven’t. I don’t know what Chrome will ultimately mean to any of us, but it is a bold attempt to provide space for more advance cloud computing.

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