Google Chrome: New Updates, Steady Growth
Since the release of Google’s very own browser (Chrome), there were mixed reactions about the search engine giant’s attempt to take a market share in the browser business. Some thought that it’s just a copycat of the best features of its competitions and some thought that the browser is an improvement to the browser that they are currently using. If you’re using IE, any browser is an improvement if you ask me.
Now, Google seems to be speeding up the development of the browser. As of last week, Google released a bookmark manager for Chrome and improvements on its other features.
The bookmark manager appeared in Chrome 0.4.154.18, a less tested developer-oriented version released less than two weeks ago. Other new features include consolidated settings for privacy options, a rejiggered pop-up blocker, and security features, according to Program Manager Mark Larson in an e-mail announcement.
Aside from the frequent updates being made to Google Chrome its market growth is stable according to usage stats. It may be a slow but it’s a steady growth. Statistic reports of its growth may not bother the giants in the browser business at the moment, but it sure is worth keeping an eye for given its rise to the present position. You can see on the graph that Chrome is only a mere fraction short of Opera in terms of usage. Most of those users used to be IE (Internet Explorer) users.