Google Chrome overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to become the world’s most popular web browser for a full week for the first time in its history.
The Chrome browser enjoyed a weeklong surge in use between May 14 and 20, according to StatCounter.
Asia and South America contributed heavily to Chrome’s traffic boom, with Internet Explorer and Firefox remaining North America and Europe’s dominant web browsers.
In India, Chrome held an 8 percent lead over Firefox, the country’s second most popular browser.
Chrome briefly surpassed Internet Explorer for weekend usage in the past, but the new surge is the first time it has taken the world’s top spot for a full week.
Chrome overtook IE in early May and unlike previous occasions, has yet to cede top spot back to Microsoft’s browser, StatCounter reported.
StatCounter’s findings are based on analysis of 3 million websites, with the company analyzing 15 billion page views each month.
This article was originally published on V3.