Google Chrome now hits 2 billion active installs across all platforms
However, this base of two billion might not indicate towards the active user base of the browser. Also, almost all Android smartphones come with Chrome pre-installed.tech Updated: Nov 14, 2016 13:59 IST
Internet search giant Google’s vice president of Chrome engineering, Darin Fisher, has said that the flagship browser Chrome has crossed an install base of 2 billion across all platforms.
However, this base of two billion might not indicate towards the active user base of the browser. Also, almost all Android smartphones come with Chrome pre-installed.
“I wanted to make this point that there are a lot of Chrome browsers out there,” Fisher was quoted as saying to Tech Crunch.
“What’s exciting about this to you all is that when you think about building for the web, there’ a lot of browsers out there that implement the latest web standards - that implement the latest and greatest web features,” he added.
The company announced last year during the I/O developer conference that it has more than 1 billion users of Android, Chrome, YouTube, and search.In April, it had said that it had garnered 1 billion monthly active users of Chrome on mobile.
Google also in a blog post wrote that 771 billion pages are loaded each month via the browser and Chrome saves at least 2 million GB data each month for users after it went live with its data saving features.
Chrome on Android can also now detect slow network connection and automatically optimise the pages.
First Published: Nov 14, 2016 13:58 IST