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Recent data from a digital analytics service shows that Google’s Chrome web browser is the most-used browser in the world, outranking Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Chrome has been trending up on the StatCounter Global Stats for quite some time while Internet Explorer has been showing a steady decline. Google Chrome has become especially popular in South America and India, regions where the Google Orkut social network has also taken off.
Still, the majority of North American users are still fans of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and continues to be the default browser on all Windows machines distributed around the world. Mashable reports that approximately 90 percent of the world’s computers are Windows machines. Some users do switch browsers to make Chrome or Firefox their default browser.
Internet Explorer 10 will be launched alongside Windows 8 and the operating system will still support third-party browsers. However, Windows tablets may have reduced functionality and only support web browsing capabilities through IE10, reports Mashable.
Google is attempting to stay ahead of the game by creating a Chrome browser specifically for Windows 8. The new version of Chrome would be a based on the desktop browser and will run in the Metro environment of Windows 8. A spokesperson from Google shared the following with Mashable earlier this year: “Our goal is to be able to offer our users a speedy, simple, secure Chrome experience across all platforms, which includes both the desktop and Metro versions of Windows 8. To that end we’re in the process of building a Metro version of Chrome along with improving desktop Chrome in Windows 8 such as adding enhanced touch support.”
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