At Google I/O today, the search giant announced that their browser, Chrome, now has 70 million users. That’s a up from nearly a year ago, when Google announced that Chrome had 30 million users.
The new speedy version of Chrome, which was recently released, includes the ability to sync browser preferences, extensions in incognito mode, and a number of HTML5 features such as geolocation, web sockets, and drag-and-drop ability.
Of course 70 million statistic pales in comparison to Firefox’s 400 million users. But while Chrome is still behind IE and Firefox in terms of marketshare, it seems to be growing at a much faster pace than Firefox is. And Chrome’s extension gallery is also growing at a rapid rate.
Google Chrome is an based on the open source web browser Chromium which is based on Webkit. It was accidentally announced prematurely on September 1, 2008 and slated for release the following day. It premiered originally on Windows only, with Mac OS and Linux versions released in early 2010. Features include: Tabbed browsing where each tab gets its own process, leading to faster and more stable browsing. If one tab crashes, the whole browser doesn’t go down with it A...