Google Chrome not only is the world’s most used web browser, but it now covers one-third of the global market.
StatCounter’s recent global statistics show that Google Chrome had a 33.81 percent market share from 32.8 percent in June. Last month was a big boost from the 22.1 percent during the same period last year.
Microsoft Internet Explorer still clings onto a tight second place with 32.04 percent of the global web browser market, whereas Mozilla Firefox dropped from 24.5 percent in June to 23.7 percent last month.
Apart from grabbing the top spot among major web browsers, Google Chrome, with 30 percent market share, surpassed Firefox as the top web browser in Europe in July.
StatCounter’s recent figures also disclose that the Apple Safari web browser still hangs in the top five with 7.1 percent of the market, while Opera makes up for a mere 1.72 percent of the market, which is a far cry from its mobile web browsers’ penetration.
Other Google products also outperformed Microsoft in June, with Gmail overtaking Hotmail.
Microsoft recently launched Outlook.com, which it claims to have signed up millions of users in only a few days.
(More: Top Web Browsers 2012)