Google’s Chrome browser is now being used by 120 million people on a daily basis, which is up from 70 million the last time the company disclosed internal usage numbers last May. The new figures were disclosed moments ago at Google’s Chrome event, which Jason is covering live.
The Chrome browser has been seeing big jumps in market share recently, currently taking the No. 3 spot with a 9.26 percent overall share according to Net Applications. On TechCrunch, it is now the top browser used among our readers.
Chrome product manager Sundar Pichai also announced today Google will be making the Chrome browser even faster with an enhancement called “Crankshaft.” He claims:
It is curious that he is comparing Chrome to IE from two years ago. IE itself, specifically IE9, is also much faster than IE from two years ago. What he really should be comparing it to is the current version of Internet Explorer, IE9. I sense another browser marketing battle beginning. Your move, Microsoft.
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...