Google plans to reduce the size of Chrome

In 2009, when Chrome was introduced to the public, the browser installer was only 9 MB in size. Today, after 2 years of development and 10 released versions, the installer has reached 26.2 MB, an “exaggeration”.

To reverse this critical situation, Google announced on Wednesday that it will promote next week an aggressive “task force” to reduce the size of Chrome.

According to Anthony Laforge, Technical Program Manager at Google, the first version to undergo adjustment will be the Chrome installer for Windows. “I believe that the solutions found will be directly implemented on all platforms,” ​​he said.

As a comparison, Firefox 4 – released earlier this week – features only 12 MB in its installer.