While hosting its 2016 Chrome Dev Summit, Google has revealed that active Chrome installs across various desktop and mobile platforms have surpassed 2 billion, TechCrunch is reporting. Chrome Engineering VP Darin Fisher made the announcement during the keynote, adding that he wanted to make this point that “there are a lot of Chrome browsers out there”.
“What’s exciting about this to you all is that when you think about building for the web, there’ a lot of browsers out there that implement the latest web standards — that implement the latest and greatest web features.”
This is the first time Google has shared this number. Sadly, Google didn’t announce any new user numbers for Chrome today. The latest stat for active Chrome users remains at 1 billion — a number Google shared in April.
Although the number of active Chrome users is certainly higher today than what it was 6 months ago, Google decided not to reveal the actual figure and instead chose to focus on the number of active browser installs.
As the company likes to highlight every now and then, it now has seven mainstream products — Gmail, Android, Chrome, Maps, Search, Youtube and the Google Play store, with over a billion active users.