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Chrome becomes Africa’s favourite browser

The latest statistics on web browser usage has shown Google Chrome take the lead in Africa, while Internet Explorer is nosediving.

Chrome’s usage has increased to 39 per cent of African web surfers, while Firefox trails with 37 per cent. Internet Explorer however has dropped from 29 per cent usage last year to 18 per cent.


The figures have been produced by Pingdom and show Chrome to be the most popular browser in four out of six regions around the world. Africa and South America are the only regions where Firefox version 3.6 is still in the top 10.

The report said: “The choice of web browser is for some a very personal decision. Perhaps you have your own personal favorite and try to convince others about its merits.

“For now it seems like the flavor of the year is Google Chrome for a big chunk of users. This may change, but probably not anytime soon.”

Pindom used web browsing usage share numbers from StatCounter, which are based on visitor statistics averaged from more than three million websites. The sample consisted of 17.1 billion page views.

Credit: HumanIPO


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