800 million people are using the mobile version of Chrome to surf the web

Google Chrome

More than 800 million people now use Google Chrome as their primary mobile browser, Google announced today.

Google revealed the browser’s new usage numbers during its Chrome Dev Summit, which is taking place in Mountain View, California today and tomorrow. To put this number in perspective, in 2014 Google said Chrome had about 400 million active users. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company revealed Chrome on both desktop and mobile had reached 1 billion active users. These two numbers taken together mean the vast majority of surfing the web on Chrome are doing so on a mobile device.

Unfortunately, the company declined to provide a platform specific breakdown of its usage numbers. While it’s certain the majority of Chrome’s mobile users are on Android, it would be interesting to see how many iOS users are using Chrome as their primary browser.

[source]Chrome Dev Summit[/source][via]VentureBeat[/via]