Use of Google Chrome Browser Grows, Passes Safari

2010 is the year of competition between such giants as Google and Apple. With the Google Nexus One set to launch tomorrow and other major products like the Apple Tablet and Google Chrome OS coming in the future, these two companies promise to provide plenty of interesting in the electronics world this year.

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2010 is the year of competition between such giants as Google and Apple. With the Google Nexus One set to launch tomorrow and other major products like the Apple Tablet and Google Chrome OS coming in the future, these two companies promise to provide plenty of interesting in the electronics world this year.

And Google’s Chrome Web browser made steady gains in December 2009 and moved past Apple’s Safari in terms of users. The browser was helped out by the early-December launch of Chrome on Mac and Linux systems and increased from the 3.93 percent of the market it enjoyed in November to 4.63 percent in December. Apple’s Safari held 4.46 percent, up from 4.36 a month earlier, according to data from Net Applications.

Launched to open source November 19th, Chrome OS is expected to be the speedy application platform designed to underpin the Chrome browser. Chrome OS isn’t expect to appear on netbooks from Asus, HP and other computer makers until November or December 2010.

However, for Chrome OS machines to sell well, it would behoove Google to get consumers using Chrome over Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft’s leading Internet Explorer before Chrome OS arrives en masse. [NetApplications via eWeek]

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