According to website analytics company StatCounter, Google Chrome has now overtaken Apple’s Safari in the US browser market for the first time on a weekly basis, claiming third place overall.
StatCounter, which says it analyzed some 874 million pages viewed on its network of over 3 million websites in the US alone for the week 21 to 27 June 2010, pegs Chrome’s market share at 8.97%, ahead of Safari with 8.88%. Internet Explorer still dominates the US Internet browser market with 52%, followed by Firefox with 28.5%, still according to StatCounter.
Worldwide, both StatCounter and Net Applications put Google’s Chrome solidly in the third spot, although the market share percentages differ between both companies’ findings.
Either way, Chrome now overtaking Safari in the US too is an important feat for Google, who introduced the browser less than two years ago.
(Via press release)