Google’s Chrome browser surpassed Apple’s Safari in the U.S. for the first time this week.
This moved Chrome up to third place in the U.S. browser space with10% of the market, behind Internet Explorer (52%) and Firefox (28.5%), and just ahead of Safari (8.8%).
Most impressive about this statistic is the fact that Chrome reached this achievement after less than two years in the market. It is important to note that Chrome’s cross-compatibility on both PCs and MACs give it an edge that Safari can’t match.
This fight between Google vs. Apple is taking place in the mobile market as well between Google’s Android browser vs. Apple’s iPhone. Why Internet Explorer still leads the market with arguably the slowest and most buggy browser proves yet another Internet maxim. First to market matters.