Category: Google Chrome
Just a year ago, Google had released the very first build of Chrome web browser which already has ~3.5% market share worldwide.
During the Chrome 3 stable release for PCs, Google Product Management VP Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the Mac version of Chrome should be ready by the end of this year.
Also, Google Chrome Engineering Director Linus Upson said:
“If at the two-year birthday we’re not at least 5 percent (market share), I will be exceptionally disappointed. And if at the three year birthday we’re not at 10 percent, I will be exceptionally disappointed,”
Google today announced the availability of new stable Chrome release tagged as version 22.214.171.124.
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Now here is something completely different. Guys at AnandTech has decided to find out, how web browser affects battery life.
They have tested the following web browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox + AdBlock
Opera 10 Beta 3
Safari 4 Continue Reading
Good news, as of September 9th, all the upcoming Google Chrome dev builds will have extensions support enabled by default.
In previous releases, it was possible to use Chrome extensions, however, it required additional changes as it was disabled by default.
Although there aren’t lots of extensions yet, it should quickly change as Google prepares stable release with the following feature turned on.
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With the release of Opera 10 Final, it’s time to find out, who is the king of performance in web browser area.
The following browsers were tested (with no settings changed):
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.6 (Alpha)
Chrome 126.96.36.199 (Beta)
Chrome 188.8.131.52 (Alpha)
Safari 4.0.3 Continue Reading
How market share data changed since last report? Let’s find out.
Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.21, from 58.69% to 58.9%.
Firefox has lost small chunk of market share and fell from 31.28% to 31.17% (0.12 decrease).
Chrome user base keeps growing, this time it went up by 0.04, from 3.38% to 3.42%.
Just like Firefox, Opera has also lost some market share. It went down from 2.67% 2.42% (0.25 decrease).
Safari continues its growth and went up by another 0.13 points, from 3.25% to 3.38%.
Google and Sony have signed a deal which states that Chrome web browser will be pre-installed on Sony PCs. Unfortunately companies have not revealed any financial or specific model details.
According to IDC research, consumer electronics giant Sony is not in the top 5 PC vendors by worldwide shipping as per Q2 2009.
Calling this partnership experimental, Google is looking forward to sign similar deals with other PC makers as well.
Update: Financial Times reports that Chrome will be per-installed on Sony’s Vaio computer series.
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Thanks to Trygve Lie for links.