"While it is only one day, this is a milestone," said Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter's CEO in a statement. He added that Chrome still faces a battle to unseat its main rivals including IE and Firefox in many regions. While Chrome is often number one in Brazil, India, and Russia Chrome remains in 2nd or 3rd place in China, United States and Germany.
"Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE," concluded Cullen.
On the weekends, people are turning to Chrome for their Web browsing.
Desktop, tablet, or smartphone, now that Chrome is also moving to mobile platforms as well, the people are speaking and they're saying that they want Chrome for their Web browser. The trend towards increased Chrome use over the weekend is clear. Chrome's speed and relatively better security is winning it fans by the day. Within a few months, Chrome will rule the weekend. Then, with the rise of the "bring your own device" (BYOD) movement, it seems that within a year or so Chrome, and not IE, will be the world's most popular Web browser all the time.