Chrome is the world’s most popular browser, trailed by Firefox and Internet Explorer, says Internet monitoring firm Pingdom. Chrome 18 held a 25.6% browser share in April 2012, while Firefox 11 and Internet Explorer 9 trailed behind at 15.8% and 15.7% respectively. Internet Explorer 8 claimed the fourth spot with a marginally lower 14.6% stake, while Safari 5.1 rounded out the top five with a significantly lower browser share of just 3.6% this month.
Internet Explorer still reigned as the top browser in North America in April with a share of 21.2%, but Chrome 18 could overtake them very shortly with a 20.2% stake of its own. When you combine the usage of Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9, however, Microsoft’s default Windows browser still triumphs over Google’s newer browser. Internet Explorer 8 (15.6%), Firefox 11 (14.1%), and Safari 5.1 (6.6%) round out the top five browser versions used in North America.
Which browser do you use?