Google: Chrome now has 750 million active users

Google's Chrome web browser is either more popular that Microsoft's Internet Explorer, if you buy StatCounter's numbers, or less popular if you think Net Applications has the right data. Today, Google gave some hard numbers at least in terms of the users of Chrome as part of its Google I/O keynote.

At the moment, Google says there are now 750 million monthly active users for the Chrome browser, adding that 300 million new users have started using Chrome just in the last 12 months. The presentation did not break down just how many of those Chrome users were on mobile devices, with the company stating only that the mobile use is "growing."

The keynote showed off a Chrome demo of a web browser experience made to promote the next movie in The Hobbit triolgy, showing that the website runs just as well on a Nexus 10 tablet with the Chrome browser as it does on a Chromebook Pixel laptop.

The keynote also talked briefly about the Chrome OS and Chromebooks, saying that the $249 Samsung Chromebook has been the number one best selling laptop on Amazon.com for 190 straight days. Google said they will offer more information about the future of the Chrome OS later this year.

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