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Google Chrome reaches one billion users

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This mobile browser now joins YouTube, Maps, Google Play, and Gmail, each of them having more than a billion users.

Google Chrome for mobile devices has just joined a very select group of products, reaching over a billion users at least on a monthly basis. Back in November, Google announced that the user base of its web browser for mobiles had doubled over the year, jumping from 400 million back in 2014 to 800 million. Now, the one billion barrier has fallen as well.

Google Chrome has reached another big milestone this week, namely its 50th release. According to an infographic published on the official Chrome Blog, there is much more to this browser than just the one billion users each month:

  • 771 billion pages loaded
  • 500 billion characters saved thanks to autocomplete (over 186,000 years of typing based on an average speed of 30 wpm)
  • 2 million GB less data used thanks to Chrome's data-saving features
  • 3.6 billion web pages automatically translated
  • protects users 145 million times from malicious web pages 
  • $2,500,000 USD in rewards for the security research community

Google Chrome has been around for eight years on desktop computers. It is now available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, as well as iOS and Android. However, these mobile versions came out in 2012, which makes the numbers mentioned above even more impressive. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-21 (Update: 2016-04-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.