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Chrome Now Accounts for Over 12% of the Browser Market

The numbers are in for May of which Web browsers were leading the way for the month, and there was a surprising shift in which browser showed the most growth.

Lets take a look at the chart for this month and see how it stacks up against the previous. All measurements are according to NetMarketshare.

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Google Chrome busted through the 12% market share window with a health .58% gain for the month.  It looks like Chrome is definitely back on track for another huge year of gains, could we see over 15% by the end of the year?

Safari logoInternet Explorer had a rough month even by its own standards, falling .84%.  That 50% market share is quickly approaching if Microsoft doesn’t do something soon.

Firfox gained again this month, but not by the percents you would expect in light of Firefox 4 being out for some time now.

Opera had its biggest loss since I started keeping track, falling .13% to 2.01% of the market.  You have to give them credit for sticking in there.

Apple’s Safari growth slowed this month to .13%, but its been the most reliable browser for as long as I can remember when it comes to growth.  It may be by inches, but every single month its numbers continue to rise.

What do you think?  Did you change your primary browser in May?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...