Tag Archives: Chrome browser adoption
Oh what a difference twelve months makes.
It seems that last year around this time Chrome at version 5 was just a scrappy competitor in the browser market, and I often wondered what Google would do with their upstart browser and web-based operating system waiting in the wings. Now Chrome is on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream as you can see from the latest StatCounter browser statistics compiled from May.
For the record, Internet Explorer has a 43.87% share, Firefox takes second place with 29.29% and Chrome is close to breaking 20% with 19.36%. Judging by Google’s increased marketing efforts, this is going to continue in an upward climb. The company has an array of Chrome ads on television, is going all-out with web display advertising and is even putting notifications inside Google Apps for non-Chrome users to try the browser.
Android 2.2 has been announced with Adobe Flash integrated in the browser, new developer tools and new ways to connect to your PC.
Here is the official blog post on Google TV, complete with a video overview of the new technology.
Everyone at Google I/O got one of Sprint’s HTC Evo smartphones, which is loaded with features and runs on 4G.
According to a chart shown at Day One of Google I/O, the number of Chrome browser users is now at 70 million.
The Consumer Watchdog group has launched Inside Google “to educate the public and opinion leaders about Google’s dangerous dominance”.