Chrome is celebrating its third birthday this week; yes, it has been three whole years since Google decided to stir up the browser market. And guess what? Chrome is now the most popular browser choice for Lifehacker readers.
Over August, Chrome was used by 30.3 per cent of our readers, just ahead of Firefox on 28.9 per cent. Next up was Safari on 16.8 per cent, and then Internet Explorer on 15.6 per cent.
A year ago, the numbers were somewhat different: Firefox was on 39.5 per cent, Chrome on 25.2 per cent, Safari on 15.7 per cent and Internet Explorer on 14.8 per cent. So Chrome has clearly grabbed the attention of many Firefox enthusiasts.
The other big growth area was the Android browser, which now accounts for 3.2 per cent of our visitors. The Safari numbers include Mac, iPhone and iPad; in August, Macs accounted for 10 per cent of the Safari total. (Overall, 20 per cent of our readers use Macs, which shows that half of them are ditching Safari for a better Mac browser.)
Picture from Google Chrome Blog