Google says there are now 1 billion monthly active Chrome users on mobile.Google last week rolled out Chrome 50 stable version on desktop and it is celebrating the milestone by boasting some numbers it has achieved until now. The search giant has also unveiled the Material Design refresh for Chrome OS.
“Chrome reached a pretty big milestone this week – its 50th release! We originally launched Chrome to give users a fast, simple and secure browser. That still remains our mission today. And while there’s still much more to do – especially with the shift to mobile and providing a great experience for people using the mobile web for the first time – we thought we’d take a step back and reflect on our journey so far,” said Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Director and Stats Stockpiler in the company blog post on Wednesday.
The post highlighted that there are now 1 billion monthly active Chrome users on mobile. Some of the other Google apps and services that are in the 1 billion+ club are Google Play, Maps, Search, and YouTube.
Other monthly Chrome statistics shared by Google include 771 billion page loads, 500 billion characters not typed because of autocomplete, over 2 million GB of data saved, 3.6 billion pages automatically translated, 9.1 billion forms and passwords autofilled, and protected users 145 million times from malicious web pages. The search giant said it also gave more than $2,50,000 in rewards to the research community who help strengthen Chrome.
The Chrome 50 browser for Android still is in beta tests for now.