Chrome outshines Firefox, worldwide, last November!

 Just as we predicted (even with our not-so-precise mathematical procedure)
Google Chrome will beat Mozilla Firefox after October 2011’;
Google Chrome has, finally, surpassed Mozilla Firefox Globally for the time period 
November 2009 – November 2011 on a monthly basis.



According to StatCounter Global Stats, Google Chrome now claims 25.69% of the worldwide-browser-market in contrast to Firefox which sits at 25.23%. It will be interesting to note that Google Chrome merely had a meager share of 4.66% back in November 2009 and since then its share had been up and increasing. Internet Explorer is by far the strongest browser with 40.63% market share, globally. The report reveals that Chrome is the famous browser of Europe when it comes to Chrome vs. Firefox; where Chrome claims 24.82% overtaking Firefox  whose market share is 20.56%. Nonetheless, the trend is differing in US where Firefox assumes the second place after Internet explorer market share. Firefox retains second place on 20.09% (declined  from 26.75% usage previously) while Chrome secures the 3rd place with the share 17.3% from 10.89%.


The CEO of StatCounter, Aodhan Cullen exclaims about the authenticity of their statics  Our stats measure actual browser usage, not downloads, so while Chrome has been highly effective in ensuring downloads our stats show that people are actually using it to access the web also.

Well, irrespective of which browser is grabbing more market share it is evident that the broser race is heating up and Firefox needs to re-gain market share by captivating its lost users primarily in enterprise sphere.


  • Peter Shaw

    Statcounter is blocked by the privacy filters of Adblock plus therefore Firefox will be underrepresented in their stats.

  • Scott

    I can’t help but wonder how close the difference between the number of users of
    both browsers is to the margin for error.


  • tracyanne

    All the more reason why I should stay with Firefox + NoScript + AdBlockPlus.

    Mozilla need the numbers, and I prefer the privacy and security that Firefox plus it’s incredible extensions affords me.

  • zoki

    "Firefox needs to re-gain market share by captivating its lost users primarily in enterprise sphere"

    Enterprise users are minority in whole browser usage market share. Also rapid Firefox release is not helping. There is also planed for Firefox 10 to use automatic update which is also a nightmare for braking something in enterprise systems.

  • John

    Firefox has been it’s own worst enemy. Firefox’s inability to deal with the bloat issue has done more for Chrome (and other browsers) than the competition has done for itself.

    I tried running FF on my netbook (1.66GHz, 1GB ram, WinXP) and it was a disaster. It made my system unusable. This was about 3 years ago. I switched to Opera and Chrome.

    I found Opera to be faster and more responsive than Chrome on a netbook (you really have to be on a slow system to tell the difference). I added all the ad-blockers plus additional extensions to Opera and it was still fast on my netbook (unlike FF).

    I’m now on a fast 4gb, Win7 system and have stayed with Opera (personal preferences – more power-user features than Chrome). Haven’t even tried FF and don’t plan to until I begin to see reports of dramatic speed increases.

    I like that FF is a power-users browser but they really need to work on streamlining their browser.

  • Rudy Yang

    For me Firefox is the only browser I will use, and I think StatCounter will never see my browser because I have Noscript, adBlock Plus installed, and so far I never enabled anything unnecessary for web browsing(I even disable google-analytic).

    Why I use Firefox? I have tried all the other browsers, including Opera, Chrome, IE 7/8/9(actually all these browsers are installed on my laptop running Kubuntu), none of them even comes close what Firefox with extension can do, be it web development, or just for pleasure, or for the sake of security, or anything that matters. Usually I have 3 different accounts with Firefox running, each of them has more than 20 tabs open, with all the essential extensions I just love to work and play with Firefox.

    And Firefox is not only full of extremely useful features, but also runs very fast, at the end of day feature and speed wise FF is the only choice for me.

  • bier

    I only use firefox now, because I can not find the equivalent extension named "vimperator" in other browsers. and I also think the user interface of firefox is more elegant than others. I also enable adblock,Noscript,Flashblock in almost each of my firefox browsers, which I think will affect the correctness of the result of your browser market share investigation or calculation.