Google Chrome now has 310 million active users

Google entered the web browser marketplace with its Chrome software less than four years ago but since then Chrome has been used more and more by PC owners around the world. Today, as part of their keynote address at the second day of the Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that Chrome now has 310 million active users worldwide.

The company claims that in 2011, Chrome only had 160 million users. That means Chrome users has nearly doubled in just one year. In May, StatCounter claims that its results showed that Chrome has now overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most used web browser worldwide. Microsoft has already said that it does not consider StatCounter's methods of generating web browser statistics to be as accurate as Net Applications, which Microsoft uses to promote their IE stat progress.

Google just announced yet another new update to the PC version of Chrome today on their blog with an automatic update that has "hundreds of bug fixes". Google also announced this week that Chrome is now out of beta for Android 4.0 devices. It is also working on a Metro version of Chrome that will run on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system; the company released an early version of that build a few weeks ago.

Source: Google I/O keynote live stream

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Ryano121 said,
So there are alternatives to Internet Explorer?

Time has come when you should talk about alternatives to Chrome.

Xenosion said,
That's an excellent video.

Agreed. Whoever is responsible for producing these videos certainly knows how to tug at the emotional heart strings.

Cute James said,

Agreed. Whoever is responsible for producing these videos certainly knows how to tug at the emotional heart strings.


Agreed. Very well done.

Can't understand why especially when its proxy settings share IE's therefore reducing it to a re-skinned IE. Hopefully they change that, then I'll consider trying it again over Firefox.

Scar said,
Can't understand why especially when its proxy settings share IE's therefore reducing it to a re-skinned IE. Hopefully they change that, then I'll consider trying it again over Firefox.

Try re-engine'd as well.

It shares settings because how many ways does anyone ever connect to the Internet? I assume 99% of people have 1 way of getting online regardless of if that way has a proxy or not. Chrome is all about "convention over configuration" rather than making it so option bloated like Firefox.

ProChefChad said,
It shares settings because how many ways does anyone ever connect to the Internet? I assume 99% of people have 1 way of getting online regardless of if that way has a proxy or not. Chrome is all about "convention over configuration" rather than making it so option bloated like Firefox.


yeah how dare they give us options, those commie *******!

rfirth said,

Why can't you find it?

Took a while to figure out but it was because I was using HTML5 Youtube. Turns out it has some buggy right side buttons which only had Watch Later, Video Quality and CC.

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