400 million people use the mobile version of Google Chrome

400 million people use the mobile version of Google Chrome
At Google I/O in June, the company announced that the mobile version of the Google Chrome browser had over 300 million users. That was a huge ten-fold increase from the prior-year. Nearly six months later, Google executive Darin Fisher told those assembled at the Chrome Dev Summit, that the current number is up to 400 million mobile Chrome users. Besides the new look of Material Design, and changes that have made the browser more secure, Chrome has added some new features as well.

One change that Google made was to remove a 300ms delay that the browser employed, to see if the user was going to double-tap on the screen. By eliminating this delay, Chrome is now smoother for the user, and allows the developer to have more control over animations. Web pages also take on the color of the toolbar, and show up alongside apps in the Recent apps view added to Android 5.0.

Fisher also showed some slides, which you can see in the video below, showing that those calling for the demise of the mobile browser might be jumping the gun. He talked about improving performance, and giving more of the workload to a mobile device's GPU. That move alone, could save battery life. And he also referenced Google's new Mobile-friendly label on search results, helping users find a website that is optimized for the smaller mobile screen.

Whether you're a Chrome user, or one of the 100 million Android users who use Opera, or even if you use another mobile browser, you will find Fisher's keynote speech to be fascinating. Take twenty minutes out of your day to give it a look. You won't be sorry.



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42 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

In other related news, IE 11 is the most popular desktop browser.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

In other related news the Sun is a star. & it's pretty!

6. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

...Because IE is the default browser on Windows, which is the most popular desktop OS. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Chrome is the most downloaded desktop browser.

24. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I use it on my notebook because chrome is a ram hog

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Who cares it shouldn't be a problem Unless you have an old notebook with 2GB or less

40. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

well I open a lot of tabs

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use both IE and Chrome on the desktop. Chrome is far superior when searching for information. I can upload web site pic to find information and to find similar kind of picture. Some thing that IE lacks. XXX browsing is much for fun with Chrome.

43. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i'm pretty sure you do that with google not chrome chrome does have a far superior store though one thing I miss in IE that chrome had is themes

29. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Chrome is preloaded in every android.

32. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

No it isn't. Android native browser is, which is a bit rubbish.

45. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yes is it... or you never had android....

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

In other related news IE 11 is the least compliant HTML5 browser on the market. Chrome is one of the best compliant browsers.http://www.html5test.com

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I've heard that even some Windows Central editors user Chrome. Nuff said.

15. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Actually Chrome past IE back in April of 2011. Chrome is used on 60% of desktops as of October 2014. http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Keep going going strong Google.

3. JayBEE

Posts: 181; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

I'm using t3h Firefox browser on mein Note 3

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Solid, kudos Google.

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I am IE on my M8 with WP. Everything loads super fast with this phone.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Too bad IE is still the least compliant HTML5 browser on the market compared to others. BTW that includes the latest version of IE. http://www.html5test.com

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Well the specs for HTML 5 have JUST been finalized a couple of weeks ago, so it doesn't mean much.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Microsoft has had years to make it more compliant, considering HTML5 has been in the works since 2004. So whats Microsoft excuse for it being the least compliant browser on the market? Its not like they don't have the time or the resources. It seems that Opera, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome have the time and resources.

14. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

it was in the works, not finalized. why should they ajust to something that is not even finished? And by the way, it is the fastest browser when put up chrome and firefox in benchmarks

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well good for you if that's all you want is speed. When sites don't function or work correctly, then that's when others will use other browsers.

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I've been testing IE 11 lately and I've only run into 1 website out of thousands of websites I've visited that had html5 rendering issues

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Too bad there's better browsers out there. Mobile Chrome has become a bloated mess compared to when it first came out.

16. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yet it's the only browser that runs on all major platforms, with exception to Windows Phone. I love being able to have all search history and passwords saves whether I'm on my phone, home PC, work, PC, or iPad. No other browser can say that.

39. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Actually there is another! & it's the best. See my comment below. It even supports Windowspohne :)http://www.maxthon.com/

41. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I stand corrected! I used it a while ago on my Evo since it was lightweight. Had to idea they also launched Windows, OS X, and Linux versions.

44. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

how About opera Mini ?

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's "there're". Also, Chrome beats the pants off of other browsers in terms of functionality, from streaming content wirelessly from the browser with Chrome Cast, to remote log into computer. There's so much you can do with the program and it still runs silky smooth on my desktop and Moto X 2013.

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