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Is Google Chrome Taking Off?

by Nick Gall  |  June 3, 2009  |  3 Comments

I got a lot of hits on my post My 2¢ on Google Wave…. When I looked at the browser share stats (which I rarely do), I was surprised to find Google Chrome had more than a 12% share for the day:


Contrast this with Chrome’s under 5% share since the beginning of the year:


Does this mean Chrome is taking off with the technorati? Or was the sample skewed by the fact that my popular post was about Google Wave?

I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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Nick Gall is a vice president in Gartner Research. As a founding member of Gartner’s Enterprise Planning and Architecture Strategies, Mr. Gall advises clients on enterprise strategies for interoperability, innovation and execution. Mr. Gall is a leading authority on middleware… Read Full Bio

Thoughts on Is Google Chrome Taking Off?

  1. Greg Lambert says:

    I think you may have a slight “skewing” of the stats due to the topic. Since the first of the year, I’ve only seen a slight up-tick of Chrome users coming to my blog. The stats have moved from a little under 5% at the first of the year, and now it is slightly under 7%. I’ve seen the same type of increase in Safari as well. IE has dropped from 55% to about 43% and Firefox has been stable at about 35% all year. I personally use Chrome and think that it is a lot faster than FF or IE. But, when I ask my peers what they are using, most still use IE (especially IE 6 for work) or FF.
    (Now that’s my 2¢ — which is probably more than you wanted.)

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