Google Chrome is struggling to retain and retain users as its users switch to mobile, and its user base has been shrinking since the company first launched the browser in 2008.
The Chrome browser has lost about 6.5 million users since it launched in 2008, according to StatCounter, and about 4.3 million of those are mobile users.
Google’s share of the market for mobile devices has been declining since 2014, and that trend has accelerated in 2017.
“The growth of mobile users is slowing,” Chris Odom, an analyst at IDC, told CNBC in February.
“Google has a very difficult time attracting and retaining these mobile users.”
Google declined to comment on the impact of mobile devices on Chrome’s share.