Google is celebrating Chrome’s 4th birthday with the launch of the Chrome Time Machine, an interactive site that takes you through the browser’s evolution from launch to today. In retrospect, it’s gone through quite a bit in that short time.
“When we launched Chrome four years ago, most people accessed the web through a personal computer,” writes Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome & Apps on the Chrome blog. “Our goal was to help build a better web–a web that is faster, simpler and more secure.”
“Fast forward to today, and many people have more than one device–a smartphone, a tablet, a computer at work, a computer at home,” adds Pichai. “The beauty of the web is that it’s the one platform that can deliver a consistent experience on any device with a browser. We’ve been working to build a more seamless Chrome experience that lets you to take your Chrome stuff with you on all your devices.”
While you can peruse through Chrome’s entire history at the site, here are some of the highlights from the Time Machine (along with some related videos).