The decentralized browser application, Brave Browse, has managed to outperform all other browsers, Google Chrome included, in the Google Play rankings for Japan, Cointelegraph reports on September 10th.
This is the first time the decentralized browser managed to outperform its rivals in Japan, even though it remains on the 10th place in the global rankings, with its closest competitor, Firefox, lagging in 14th place of popularity on Google Play.
The rankings take into consideration various app metrics, such as crash and freeze rates, excessive resource use and similar. Brave was reportedly also downloaded more than 2 million times in the past month, while Firefox saw only 553k in comparison.
Brave Browser has been gathering support from the privacy-minded crypto enthusiasts ever since its launch. With its interesting compromise of ads placement in return for BAT rewards and the plethora of privacy and security oriented features, it has become one of the most used browsers out there which the recent download numbers in the very-blockchain-aware Japan go to note. The app has also seen a number of key developments in the past couple of months, such as the integration of tipping services on Vimeo, Twitter and Reddit as well as the announcement they have started working on a in-browser ETH wallet, so its good performance is of little wonder.