Surely we are aware of the fact that Chrome is the most popular browser on Earth right now, but how far the popularity of chrome can extent is certainly a news.
As Google has declared that there has been a 2 billion of installation of chrome on various mobile and desktop devices until 10th November 2016.
2billion Chrome Installs
No doubt this is a new milestone achieved by Google for its Chrome browser but that doesn’t obviously mean that the 2 billion of people are using the browser daily.
It is likely true for the Apple phones where they have given preference to the Safari browser even if you have made Chrome your default browser.
And also the statistic is helped by the pre-installation fact as with many Android devices Chrome comes handy but the truth that cannot be neglected is that the browser is really fast and better than others.
The only downfall faced by the users is its amount of power consumption, especially on a Mac device.
Chrome was first publicly released by Google on 2nd September 2008 for Windows XP.
Later it released on 11th December 2008, officially as a beta version and with 43 supported languages.
Apart from Google, the browser was assembled from another 24 code libraries such as third parties like Network Security Services, Mozilla‘s Netscape Portable Runtime, NPAPI, SQLite, Skia Graphics Engine, and from other numerous open-source projects.
After its release, the browser gained nearly 1% of usage share, but in October 2008 the share dropped and hit the margin of 0.69%. Though it started rising on December again and crossed the threshold value of 1%.
Then in January 2009, in a report CNET declared that Google is planning to release the versions of Chrome in the first half of the year for Linux and OS X.
Then according to the plan the versions released on 4th June 2009. Again on the December of 2009 beta versions for OS X and Linux has been released by Google.
The most interesting fact is, among the 12 browsers offered for the users of Microsoft Windows 2010 in European Economic Area Chrome gains the highest popularity.
For Google, Chrome is the first product that has installed 2 billion times. Last year the company declared in its I/O developer conference that it has crossed 1 billion users of Chrome, Android, Youtube and of search also.
1 Billion Monthly Active Mobile Users
Even in the last April only they announced that Chrome has acquired an active user base of more than 1 billion on mobile devices.
And now on Thursday they announced the news of extended installation number at the Chrome Dev Summit Conference, by Darin Fisher- the Chrome Engineering VP.
The data clearly indicates, soon Chrome is going to be the first product of Google that will acquire 2 billions of user base. But for that Google has to continuously develop and modify the browser as his competitors are not far behind.