When it was unveiled in 2008, Google's Chrome browser aimed to be a better, faster and simpler browser on any kind of device. Four years later, more and more people are using it.
Google's Chrome Web browser has accomplished a lot in the four years since its birth in September 2008. This past June, it surpassed Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the world's most used browser for the first time and it has added lots of useful features and strengths over the years to encourage even more users to adopt it.
In a Sept. 4 post on the Google Chrome Blog, Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Google's Chrome and Apps division, lauded the young browser on its fourth birthday and detailed some of the key reasons that inspired its creation.
"When we launched Chrome four years ago, most people accessed the Web through a personal computer," wrote Pichai. "Our goal was to help build a better Web—a Web that is faster, simpler and more secure."
Now people are accessing the Internet in far more ways using a wide variety of mobile devices that might not have been considered when Chrome was launched, he wrote.
"Fast forward to today, and many people have more than one device—a smartphone, a tablet, a computer at work, a computer at home. The beauty of the Web is that it’s the one platform that can deliver a consistent experience on any device with a browser. We've been working to build a more seamless Chrome experience that lets you to take your Chrome stuff with you on all your devices."