Google Chrome is now the World’s top browser

Google’s Chrome has been in a roller coaster ride competing to be the number one browser with the likes of Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox, until today.

According to a report Google Chrome had overtook Internet Explorer to become the most popular and the most used web browser on the planet.

This latest browser ranking came from StatCounter, one of the most popular and one of the leading web analytics company on the internet today.

But what is the main difference between the Google Chrome and the Microsoft Internet Explorer, anyway?

Google-Chrome

Well, Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework. It was first released as a beta version for, get this, Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008. The public stable version got released on December 11, 2008.

In September 2008, Google released a large portion of Chrome’s source code, including its V8 Javascript engine, as an open source project entitled Chromium. This move entitled third-party developers to study the underlying source code and help port the browser to Mac OS X and Linux.

Whereas, Internet Explorer is a group of graphical browsers that have existed since 1995, when Microsoft developed them. It holds the distinction as being the most recognized browser in the world. However, IE usage and its popularity has been somewhat declining in the past few months.

I’m sure the Google management would be ecstatic to hear and read about this news. It always feels great to be the number one. The big question is, how long can Google hold on to the number one spot? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Source: Technorati

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