Over the last year, Google has doubled the number of iOS and Android users on its Chrome web browser for mobile devices, VentureBeat reported.
At its Chrome Dev Summit for developers this week, Google announced the browser currently has 800 million active mobile users each month, up from 400 million last November and 300 million in June 2014. A breakdown of that figure among iOS and Android was not provided.
Like several other Google apps, Chrome comes preinstalled on smartphones that run on Google’s Android operating system.
The tech giant is currently facing scrutiny from regulators in Russia, the European Union (EU) and the United States based on allegations that Google prioritizes its own products over those of the competition on its Android platform.
In September, Russian authorities found Google in violation of the country’s anti-monopoly laws and gave the company until November 18 to correct infractions related to its pre-installment of certain apps on the Android OS.
On the heels of that decision, competing search engine company Yandex in November took its complaints against Google to the EU and asked the European Commission to investigate. In a statement, Yandex said it believes the Russian findings of “abuse of dominance” are instructive and can be easily adopted in the EU and other jurisdictions.