tech2 News StaffApr 21, 2016 12:19:25 IST
Google announced that the mobile version of its Chrome browser has passed one billion monthly active users. To celebrate this accomplishment, the company published an infographic sharing some key statistics as well.
According to the infographic, there are 771 billion pages loaded each month. Thanks to search autocomplete, 500 billion characters are not typed each month. Two million gigabytes less of data used each month, thanks to Chrome’s data-saving features.
3.6 billion webpages are translated automatically each month and 9.1 billion forms and passwords are automatically filled each month as well. Due to Chrome’s smart warnings, it's almost 145 million times that users are protected from malicious pages each month. lastly, the company says that $2.5 million in rewards is offered to the security research community to strengthen Chrome.
Google also recently announced that it will be integrating the Brotli compression algorithm in it. Ilya Grigorik, Web Performance Engineer at Google shared the news in an update.
Brotli, named after a type of German bread, was announced in September last year. Zoltan Szabadka, Software Engineer, Compression Team shared in a blog that the Zopfli compression algorithm that was published two years back was received positively and had been integrated into many compression solutions ranging from PNG optimisers to preprocessing web content. The new Brotli is a whole new data format that allows them to get 20-26 percent higher compression ratios over Zopfli.
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