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Chrome trumps Firefox on Google Pack

Google Chrome recently got promoted to version 1.0 and dropping the beta label. At the same time, it also got another promotion on Google Pack, pushing back FireFox down as the default web browser.

The list on the new Google Pack has Chrome “checked” by default and FireFox “unchecked”, displacing the latter in just less than 3 months after it was first revealed {via }.

This isn’t surprising and I’ve sort of expected this to happen (though not this soon). We even saw how FireFox ran to Yahoo! for some help.

Google will not completely remove FireFox from Google Pack nor totally stop promoting the browser as there’s still money to be had between the browser toolbar and the default search. Google even used to pay $1 for every Firefox referrals installed. The Google-Mozilla partnership generates hundreds of millions of dollars in ad clicks annually.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

18 Responses

  1. Avatar for Ham Ham says:

    I’m a chrome and firefox user… Yes chrome is better and faster than the other browser today. I’m not yet convinced that chrome is the best browser, for me Firefox is still the best just because of their extensions and add-ons. So if chrome can beat or surpass Firefox extensions and add-ons then I’m convinced. :D

  2. Avatar for Karenina Karenina says:

    I am using google chrome on my blog and its really good. It runs and loads fast. =)

  3. Avatar for StashevskyD StashevskyD says:

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  4. Avatar for Erik Erik says:

    google chrome user here.. its better than firefox simple and friendly user.. annoying pop up ads will be blocked ..

  5. Avatar for manoballs - www.freelancerfiles.net manoballs - www.freelancerfiles.net says:

    very fast, simple, user friendly and I love it. cheers to chrome

  6. Avatar for virusfreee virusfreee says:

    I’m happy with Chrome.

    Firefox always restarts on my system. damn.


  7. Avatar for electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com says:

    hey jhay! follower ka din pala ng yugatech huh, haha! it’s Carlo, Polsci class 2008, how’s DLSU-D? ^o^

  8. Avatar for jhay jhay says:

    Just updated to the version 1 of Chrome, loving it so far.

  9. Avatar for jarod_0122 jarod_0122 says:

    Been an Opera user for years. Keeps getting better and better.
    FF kept on crashing on me. I dont know why?
    At this point in time Chrome doesnt suits me.

  10. Avatar for Snow Snow says:

    Nice info about Google Chrome but I still prefer Mozilla Firefox though…Firefox is much faster to load… ^_^

  11. Avatar for pinoycontests pinoycontests says:

    I still prefer Firefox. Chrome lacks vital features that I need, such as Print Preview.

  12. Avatar for electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com says:

    still using firefox. nireview ko ung both browsers sa site ko, and i think ill go for firefox muna

  13. Avatar for electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com says:

    Still using firefox, mejo di ako sanay s chrome e, chka parang mabagal sa kin ang chrome compared sa firefox.nireview ko both browsers sa site ko [url]http://electromagneticpopcorn.blogspot.com[/url].
    Nice post sir ^___^

    My other sites:

  14. Avatar for SearchingWellness SearchingWellness says:

    Currently using chrome and loving it. I should install the updated version.

  15. Avatar for sylv3rblade sylv3rblade says:

    I think the next time we’ll be seeing Chrome in the news is that it’s been included on the preinstalled packages of OEM machines from Dell and the rest of the big names.

  16. Avatar for Kenneth Kenneth says:

    Better stick with a stable release of both browsers. :-)

  17. Avatar for BigBird BigBird says:

    not that stable pa!

    Firefox muna me. no very useful plug ins yet!

    BTW Firefox 3.1 dami pa bugs.

  18. Avatar for emben emben says:

    oh, i need to install the new version

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