Chrome browser lifting off in the Philippine market

Chrome has become the preferred Internet browser in the Philippine market.

Research presented by StatCounter for August 2011 indicates Chrome ended August with a market share of 51.7 percent, up from 50.11 percent a month earlier. Firefox continued it’s downward slide to 34.66 percent from 36.35 percent in July. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer only attracted 10 percent of Filipino Internet users, largely due to perceived poor security features.

Google wasn’t surprised by the development: “Three years ago, we launched Chrome to help spur innovation in the browser space. We built Chrome with a turbo-charged JavaScript engine to run cutting edge web applications, and we built in the latest HTML5 technologies.”

Only a year ago, Chrome’s share was 24 percent to Firefox’s comfortable lead of 53.02 percent. When Chromebooks are launched in the Philippines, one can only expect Chrome to continue it’s market domination.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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