Chrome OS has doubled its web traffic in just five months

chrome-logoI’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Naysayers be damned! In just five short months, Chrome OS has managed to double its share of web traffic, even if only a small minority of people use Chrome OS devices.

This latest claim comes courtesy of the ad network Chitika, which claims that Chrome OS traffic accounts for 0.2% of all internet traffic in its network. This is higher than the 0.07% reported a year ago.

Keep in mind that Chitika draws its data from a sample of only around 300,000 websites, which is a fraction of the number that similar studies use. What it does still show, though, is that Chrome OS use is on the rise – and fast. After all, if Chrome OS wasn’t a real threat to traditional computing as we know it, why else would Microsoft run so many anti-Google ads? And couldn’t those ad dollars be better spent on explaining why Windows is supposedly better than Chrome OS, especially if Chrome OS is “just a browser?”

[Tech Crunch]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.