This morning we kicked off day 2 at I/O to talk about the open web—one of the most incredible platforms we have seen. To place things in perspective, today there are more than 2.3 billion users on the web—a staggering number, however it only represents one-third of the earth’s population. There’s still a abundance of opportunity for growth.
Chrome, which we built from the ground up as a browser for the modern web, has seen tremendous adoption. Thanks to many of you, Chrome has nearly doubled since at the end year’s I/O—from 160 million to 310 million active users encircling the earth. As more and more of you live your lives online, we desire to to aid constitute it simple for you to live in the cloud…seamlessly.
A bigger web to your web
One of the most exciting shifts is the explosion of the mobile web. When Chrome first launched, many human beings were tethered to a single machine. Today most human beings employ multiple computers, smartphones and tablets. With that trend in intellect, our goal is to offer you a consistent, personalized web familiarity across all devices. In February, we released Chrome for Android, which exited beta this week and is the average browser on Nexus 7, a powerful fresh tablet.
Starting today, Chrome is also available for your iPhone and iPad. That method you can delight in the same speedy and simple Chrome familiarity across your devices. Also, by signing in to Chrome, you can easily go from your desktop, laptop, smartphone and tablet and have all of your stuff with you.
Living in the cloud
A modern browser is just one ingredient of living online seamlessly. We continue to invest in building cloud apps, which many human beings rely on daily. Gmail, which launched in 2004, has evolved from a simple email supply to the primary mode of communication for more than 425 million active users globally. We’ve also built a suite of apps to aid users live in the cloud, including Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Calendar and more.
At the hub of this cloud familiarity is Google Propel—a place where you can constitute, share, collaborate and keep all your stuff. Ten weeks ago we launched Propel and in 10 weeks, more than 10 million users have signed up. Today we introduced more capabilities, including offline editing for Google documents and a Propel app for your iPhone and iPad. Propel is also seamlessly integrated into Chrome OS. With Propel available across Mac, Windows, Chrome OS, Android and iOS, it’s much simpler to get things done in the cloud from anywhere.
With the aid of Chrome and and the growth of Google apps, human beings are learning fresh ways to get things done quicker, connect with others, and access their data no affair what device they’re using. This is what we call “going Google.” And it’s not just individual human beings. Schools, administration institutions and businesses—huge and small—are also “going Google.” Sixty-six of the top 100 universities in the U.S., administration institutions in 45 outside of 50 U.S. states, and a total of 5 million business are using Google Apps to live and employment in the cloud.
It’s an exciting age to be living online. To celebrate this ongoing journey, here’s a quick gaze back at the evolution of Chrome:
None of what we shared onstage at I/O today would be imaginable without the awe-inspiring employment being done by a global community of developers and the continued support of our users. We can’t wait to see what you do following.
Posted by Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome & Apps
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