Google’s Chrome became the most-used Web browser last week, according to data from website analytics company StatCounter, marking a new milestone for the Internet giant in one of its many battlefronts with Microsoft.
Chrome moved past Microsoft’s Internet Explorer just six months after eclipsing Firefox, an offering by the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation that Google has helped support, to claim the second spot, StatCounter said.
During the past week Chrome had 33% of the global market, versus 32% for Internet Explorer and 25% for Firefox, according to StatCounter. Chrome had briefly reached the No. 1 spot for one day a few months ago, but it had never reigned atop the standings for a full week.