While Google may have turned 14 today, its hugely popular browser, Google Chrome, has just turned four. In its first four years Chrome has risen to number one spot, edging a narrow lead over the once dominant Internet Explorer.
Microsoft is today celebrating the further demise of Internet Explorer 6 as it officially falls below 1% market share in the United States for the first time. The US now joins other leading nations Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway where support for the defunct browser had already dropped below this milestone.
Google Instant Pages has been rolled out to users of Chrome 13 stable, a feature that was previously only available in Chrome beta. Instant Pages enables certain web pages to be loaded almost instantly by preloading Google Search results that are mostly likely to be clicked.
Over half of Facebook users prefer to use Google’s Chrome browser, according to the evolving results of an ongoing Facebook Question. Out of the 1,037,303 Facebook users who have answered the browser related question at the time of writing, 51.66% of those surveyed chose Google Chrome as their first choice web browser.