Google Chrome is definitely one of the highlights of the ongoing Google I/O conference. The gist of Chrome-focused presentation was the increasing number of Chrome web browser users in the recent month and the fact that most of them are coming from mobile. Sundar Pichai, Google’s Senior Vice President for Chrome and Android, and Linus Upson, VP of engineering, presided the Chrome-based presentation at the Google I/O.
More mobile users for Chrome?
Chrome, Google’s home-brewed web browser, has 300 million active new users since the I/O conference last year. Currently, it has 750 million active users, revealed Pichai, although neither Pichai nor Upson said how many of them are mobile users. Upson also showed how a Chrome web browser can be used to mimic your Android tablet experience by running gaming apps. It showed that if the user starts a race or begins a function on a touchscreen Android tablet, he will be able to see the same game on the desktop browser. He also demoed Racer, which is a multiplayer Chrome experiment that allows using Chrome across up to five devices.
Chrome mobile is getting faster, with improved performance. The performance has been improved more than 50 percent on mobile on comparison with 25 percent speedier on desktop. The Chrome OS is a computer system based on the Chrome browser, but nothing much was spoken about Chromebooks or the OS. However, we could hear a lot about later this year.