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Google Chrome becomes leading browser in Europe

india Updated: Oct 02, 2013 12:52 IST

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With a 27.2 % share of visitors in August 2013, Google Chrome is now the browser used by the highest number of Europeans, coming just ahead of Internet Explorer (26.4%) and Firefox (21.3%), AT Internet reports.



Over the past 13 months, Google Chrome gained 0.48 point per month, while Internet Explorer and Firefox respectively lost 0.79 point and 0.25 point per month on average. Safari was also on the rise, claiming an additional 0.4 point per month on average over the period, and securing a 17.8 % market share on the continent in August 2013.

According to the same report, Chrome is far and away the most popular browser in France (28.1%, +5.7pts) and in Spain (32%, +5.2pts). In the UK, however, Safari strengthened its lead over the 13-month period, gaining 9.2pts for a 33.8 percent market share, while Chrome remained in third position (24.2%, +2.8pts) behind Internet Explorer (25.9%, -10.7pts).

The study, carried out from August 1 to 31, 2013, was based on 8,036 websites audited by AT Internet.