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Google Chrome Now Has 200 Million Users

By - Source: SeekingAlpha | B 37 comments

Google's web browser is continuing to attract users for its web browser at a fast pace.

According to the company, there are now 200 million active Chrome users. Back in May of this year, the number was at 160 million. In December 2010, the company said it had about 120 million users.

Market share data from StatCounter estimates Chrome's share at about 23.6% for September. Firefox was at 26.8% and IE at 41.7%. In October, it appears that Firefox will hold its market share stable, while Chrome will be climbing to close to 25% and IE may be dropping below 40%.

There is also indication that Chrome will soon be released for Android as early as next week as part of the Ice Cream Sandwich release. Google has not released usage numbers for Chrome OS, which could also be lifting Chrome numbers. However, Google CEO told investors during yesterday's Q2 earnings call that the company is "beginning to see lots of interest and good uptake, both from the businesses and educational institutions."

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    Scanlia , October 16, 2011 3:37 AM
    Chrome FTW!
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    alhanelem , October 16, 2011 3:42 AM
    and i am one of those 200 million... i feel insignificant tough...
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    alidan , October 16, 2011 4:28 AM
    flipslol I don't believe this I just switched from chrome because of how shitty it is, Ad block barely worked and got annoyed of having to click off full screen popup windows...


    where do you go to have those problems?
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  • 20 Hide
    Scanlia , October 16, 2011 3:37 AM
    Chrome FTW!
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    alhanelem , October 16, 2011 3:42 AM
    and i am one of those 200 million... i feel insignificant tough...
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    alidan , October 16, 2011 3:58 AM
    i have chrome and firefox open, both doing different things, does it take this into account, as i can imagine this is a normal setup for people who use alternative browsers.
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    flips , October 16, 2011 4:22 AM
    lol I don't believe this I just switched from chrome because of how shitty it is, Ad block barely worked and got annoyed of having to click off full screen popup windows...
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    alidan , October 16, 2011 4:28 AM
    flipslol I don't believe this I just switched from chrome because of how shitty it is, Ad block barely worked and got annoyed of having to click off full screen popup windows...


    where do you go to have those problems?
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    stonedatheist , October 16, 2011 4:51 AM
    alidanwhere do you go to have those problems?


    Seriously; no problems here either.
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    legacy7955 , October 16, 2011 4:54 AM
    alidanwhere do you go to have those problems?


    AboveTopSecret.com ..it is a legit safe website but I noticed that the pop up blocker in google chrome does not work all the time. It indicates it is blocking a pop up but then the pop up displays anyway.
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    AbdullahG , October 16, 2011 4:54 AM
    I've been using Google Chrome from the start (3 years now) and will continue to use it :D 
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    ben850 , October 16, 2011 5:12 AM
    legacy7955AboveTopSecret.com ..it is a legit safe website but I noticed that the pop up blocker in google chrome does not work all the time. It indicates it is blocking a pop up but then the pop up displays anyway.


    Just went there and clicked around via random links with no issues.. Maybe one of your ABP settings are off?
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    alidan , October 16, 2011 5:28 AM
    legacy7955AboveTopSecret.com ..it is a legit safe website but I noticed that the pop up blocker in google chrome does not work all the time. It indicates it is blocking a pop up but then the pop up displays anyway.


    i'm using a addon called flash block for chrome, try that out, with that side you said, i got no popups on the 20 pages i clicked on

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    Benihana , October 16, 2011 6:14 AM
    So when you going to install directly into Program Files instead of user directories? Wasn't the reason why they did that to inject into the market quicker by bypassing UAC?
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    de5_Roy , October 16, 2011 6:40 AM
    chrome, and internet explorer might end up with 35 share each and firefox might end up with 22% or less.
    i use firefox and am quite tired of their 'rapid-release-screw up release-release patch-discover new bugs-focus on next beta' schedule.
    i hope firefox can hold it's share and chrome takes up more and more internet explorer users :p 
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    zodiacfml , October 16, 2011 7:01 AM
    same.

    AbdullahGI've been using Google Chrome from the start (3 years now) and will continue to use it

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    duxducis , October 16, 2011 7:33 AM
    i have it installed, , NEWER used it yet, its all bull balls, since the software extremely internet aggressive and would update when it wants and send reports of its dominance.
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    nikorr , October 16, 2011 8:51 AM
    I am one of them, completely forget about FF.
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    kaisellgren , October 16, 2011 9:53 AM
    Using Chrome now, for everything except development (well slightly for that too). It's a great browser, but it still has room for improvement. For example, Firefox has a better hardware acceleration. Their latest Azure graphics API they built on their own to get the most out of your computer to deliver a great user experience was a respectable move from Mozilla.

    However, Chrome is still lacking proper hardware acceleration and I can feel it on many graphics heavy websites. Just try to scroll up and down and compare the feeling with Firefox, which is smooth. Firefox even hardware accelerates the scrolling and it is very smooth. Chrome has no smooth scrolling support except the latest beta if you turn on the flag which sometimes causes problems and does not work with my mouse's "universal scroll" (middle click).

    Chrome has faster networking in general, and faster scripting engine, but the graphics rendering is slower than that of Firefox's. I have also noticed that Firefox has far faster WebSocket initialization that Chrome. That really bugs me in a few software that use it including my current dev project.
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    SR-71 Blackbird , October 16, 2011 2:05 PM
    The new Opera and Firefox versions both top chrome easily!
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    cookoy , October 16, 2011 2:11 PM
    i feel like a gate crasher on this news article. Installed chrome but only use it occasionally.
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    Anonymous , October 16, 2011 2:41 PM
    wow and still they can't get three finger scrolling up and down to work on osx..
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