Google has been shouting the praises of its newly patched Chrome on the second day of its I/O developer conference, and is claiming that Chrome is undoubtedly the world's most popular browser. "According to all the metrics and everything we see out there, Chrome most is the most popular browser," said Sundar Pichai, VP of Chrome …
....using flawed logic and cherry-picking statistics...... bundles all third-party browsers that use the IE engine, like Maxthon, with IE's figures,"
we have absolutely no problem with you or with Microsoft or IE... our problem is with misleading and biased information being published under the guise of a fair and balanced analysis," said StatCounter.
So have you stripped all the versions of Iron from your Chrome stats then guys?
No thought not.
I don't use chrome anymore. I don't like how much it spies on you, google tries to force their idea of the perfect UI on you with no way to change it and actually its performance isn't that great.
Sure when its only competition was IE7 / IE8 and firefox it stood out. IE just sucked. Firefox wasn't blindingly fast but it could be customised so there was a clear split what get of either browser.
Firefox has fixed itself and has a much better release schedule, it's faster and it's customiseable. Chrome hasn't really changed which isn't good given that it's not perfect.
I'll use firefox or opera instead.
Gone back to FF
I used Chrome for quite a while, but it seemed to play less and less nicely on my machine (EEEPC 701 4G running an Ubuntu 10;04 based distro) as the version number rose, so I've gone back to FF (v13), and managed to successfully configure it so that I have even more screen space available than with Chrome. It also seems at least as fast as Chrome, and doesn't hang when other tabs are loading the way Chrome does.
Re: Gone back to FF
I find Chrome gives you dead tabs far more often than the others. I think they just want to show off their sad faced browser image.
By the way the reason it's running poorly on your 701 (and my 901) is because Chrome only gives the appearance that it's fast and light. I believe Google even came right out and said it doesn't matter how much power your use as long as they user has a good experience which, on average, is probably right but Chrome used to (and I suspect still does) use more memory and CPU than Firefox and I believe from the stats I saw it was actually the top resource hog of all the main browsers which of course will be notieable on something like an EEE.
Chrome is the world's most popular browser
Sure is. It seems to attract every deleterious bug and spyware floating around.
When I run my anti-virus software it always has more junk in it than all of the three browsers I have on my computer put together.
And Chrome doesn't like my wife's ASUS EeePC, either, which runs Win 7. Neither automatic nor hand job installs will mount Chrome! SketchUp is OK, though.
Re: Chrome is the world's most popular browser
Even if IE9 is alright
It deserves to be punished for it's crimes in a previous life.
Although whoever thought it was a good idea to lock arbitrary port numbers out of chrome with no option to switch it off needs to be slapped quite heavily.
Re: Even if IE9 is alright
That's stupid. Stop acting like a child.
I just like that we have choice
I have IE9, Chrome 20 and Firefox installed.
IE9 is my current favourite. Before it came along I used Chrome. Before Chrome was around I used Firefox. I still use them all at times, they all have pros and cons. I'm well aware that there are other excellent alternatives too, but frankly these three are more than enough for me.
I really couldn't care which one is the 'most popular'. I suspect that Google are correct in claiming this, if only because many enterprises still mandate the use of IE regardless of their users' preference.
I will only care if any of them achieve such a dominance that the lack of competition causes development and innovation to slow down or stop.
What impresses me about Google is that they are pressing ahead with Chrome for iOS despite the restrictions imposed by Apple. This is in contrast to Mozilla, who cited these restrictions when saying they wouldn't port Firefox to iOS (as they have also now repeated with respect to Windows RT). I respect Mozilla's position, but I applaud Google's attitude. Given this it's not surprising they've been so successful.
Chrome for Apple's iOS ??
RE: Your application submission to App Store(tm)(c)(p)(r)
Thank you for your recent submission of
<pre>Google Chrome Browser</pre>
to the Apple(tm)(c)(p)(r) App Store(tm)(c)(p)(r)
Unfortunately your submission has been rejected with the following reason:
Re: Chrome for Apple's iOS ??
Currently the no. 1 download.
The real joke is that Chrome for Android only works on ICS (about 7% of handsets), so I expect there will actually be far more Chrome users on iOS than there will be on Android.
"A terabyte of data saved every day"
Is that the data Google is slurping from people using Chrome?
Re: "A terabyte of data saved every day"
that's Opera with Turbo enabled or mobile Opera mini as turbo is enabled all the time on Med or Low setting
i get about 80% saving on opera mini set to med image option (press Help and data usage on opera mobile or opera mini)
Chrome has improved greatly over the years. However, on my Mac it continues to misbehave. While I'm idle, it goes out to the Internet and continues to pull in many megabytes of data. I block it with Little Snitch. It finds a way around the blocks. I finally had to pull the bugger.
Before I pulled it, I tired the "sync" function. After spending hours organizing my bookmarks, Chrome trashed them when I logged on with a different machine.
yeah, no wonder the install count is creeping up. every freaking install of adobe, or java, or somethingelseineed(tm) comes with "would you like to install google chrome and set it as your default browser?" that and the google/ask toolbar. people just click yes yes yes yes yes ohfuckwhatwasthatlastone? ahscrewit, yes yes yes finished.
and are they counting every android handset out there too?
fruggin grumble grumble IE9's too good for 'em... netscape 3.01s what they want....
Lies, damned lies and statistics
This is all I can think of with these companies manipulating the numbers to suit their needs.
Google didn't ship a real browser, a lot of your private data has to go over their servers.
Warning for once and last time.
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go