It didn't seem too long ago that Google launched its first internet browser, Chrome in 2008. Two years later, it's now into its 6th version and boy, have they come a long way. From its simple, almost stark beginnings to a browser with a global market share of around 7% and increasing, Chrome is maturing into a stalwart Google product like Gmail, and looking less like one of its numerous experiments that disappear after the initial hype.
Ars Techcnia - When Google launched its Chrome Web browser in 2008, it was clear that the product had considerable potential. Its emphasis on performance and a its intriguing minimalistic user interface attracted a lot of well-deserved attention. Today, exactly two years later, Chrome has over 80 million users, a 7.52 percent global market share (21.87 at Ars, making it the second most popular browser here behind Firefox), and is gradually creeping into the mainstream.