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April 02, 2011

Chrome surpasses Firefox in the Philippines?

Got a tip from a reader pointing me to a StatCounter report for the Philippines showing that Google Chrome browser has surpassed Firefox in terms of usage in the Philippines.

So I went to my analytics and checked it for several of my blogs, including this one. Here’s what I got for usage share for YugaTech.

The random sampling from StatCounter shows Chrome leads Firefox by a small margin. I checked with other blogs (non-tech content) and the results are the same.

Here’s the 12-month graph from StatCounter showing a constant decline in Firefox usage and a steady increase for Chrome. On March 2011, Chrome surpassed Firefox.

This ends the 3-year dominance of Firefox in the Philippines (in 2008, Firefox surpassed Internet Explorer to be the leading browser in the country).


55 Responses to “Chrome surpasses Firefox in the Philippines?”

  1. Jay Castillo
    Twitter: jay_castillo
    says:

    Based on my own blog’s analytics, first is firefox(34%), then IE(32%), then Chrome(24%). Maybe my visitors are not that tech savy. =)

    As for me, I still use Firefox when using wordpress because I get unexpected problems (ex. blank posts after saving) when using chrome, especially with long posts. Anybody here have the same problem?

    For regular surfing, I use chrome.

  2. jlapitan
    Twitter: jlapitan
    says:

    bakit po kpg bar graph mas mataas stats ng firefox? kapag line graph mas mataas chrome..
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-PH-monthly-201003-201103-bar

  3. JC Tora says:

    Mabilis kasi ung interface muna ung niloload muna nila then ung ‘extensions’ and other features.
    Di tulad ng firefox na lahat niloload ng sbay.
    *Im talking about opening first the browser.

    Pero in terms of surfing, prehas lang. I use FF cause it has better downloading features.

  4. GensanBoy
    Twitter: gensanboy
    says:

    This is indeed the trend in my peers also. I have been using Chrome for some months now and it is now my default browser in my computer. It is fast, does not hang compared to Safari and it also very customizable.

  5. chris says:

    Been using Chrome almost a year because of it’s simplicity and speed..

  6. mattscradle says:

    Firefox parin :-). From a Globe broadband user.

  7. Zyper says:

    Go Firefox 4! Their addons are the best!

  8. StarMars
    Twitter: StarMars
    says:

    Give it more time and Firefox will retake the top spot because of Firefox 4.

  9. Norman
    Twitter: normantiongco
    says:

    Majority of Filipino Internet users aren’t bother wether what kind of browser they use. I think.

  10. Andrew says:

    Actually last year pa itong trend na ito. Webadmin ako sa isang malaking university dito sa Pilipinas at around mid last year nalamangan na ng chrome ang firefox. 43% for chrome, 37% for firefox, 12% for IE, and the rest sa ibang browsers.

    One reason kung bakit marami pa rin nag stick sa firefox is addons, mas maraming siyang addons kaysa chrome.

  11. ` says:

    IE9 indeed is much simple than google chome

  12. jose says:

    as a web developer, I use all of browsers. Sana isa lang ang browser.

  13. bennix
    Twitter: ben_baygas
    says:

    The stats above is likely true.Chrome was widely chosen even in our office but this month I switch to FF4 which run smoothly…

    I have a problem of viewing my Blogger stats with Chrome no matter what I do; reinstalling it, update, updating Java and even Flash player, no luck.

    I don’t know what’s the problem with my PC. But if I view my stats on other PC using Chrome it works.duhhh…so frustrating.

    http://www.bennixville.com/2011/04/avast-60-release-with-added-features.html

  14. Lezure2010 says:

    I use chrome a lot these days and I’d use it exclusively if only it supported the same programs that I use while browsing. Ex.: I use orbit a lot and the grab function just doesn’t work well with chrome. Not to mention that chrome sometimes has some problems with facebook.

    Chrome does well with the translations though. I browse a lot of Russian forums and chrome just translates everything into an understandable form for me.

  15. tech84 says:

    I use Chrome a lot more than Firefox, for some reason sometimes Firefox slows down my laptop as it eats up a lot of RAM, first I thought it was because of some virus but it was clean. And so Chrome is the way to go for me.

  16. InstilledBee says:

    Proud Chrome user/ex-Firefox user. :D Mabagal kasi ang Firefox lalo na kung mahilig ka sa extensions. :)

  17. firefox says:

    ok ang chrome sa mga noob pero kung power user ka firefox pa rin! debate na! lol

  18. foxfire says:

    ok pa rin ang firefox, dynamic plug-ins, hindi katulad sa chrome, hindi gugana ang lotus notes email namain…kaya firefox pa rin aq..

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