Google announces Chrome developers summit at California HQ

Google has announced a Chrome system developers' summit at its Mountain View, California headquarters this November.

In a blog post, Google said, "Join Chrome engineers and other leading developers for a two-day exploration of new web APIs, multi-device workflows, performance tips and the guts of Blink [a rendering engine]."

The summit will be held on 20/21 November at Google's headquarters and will also be streamed live on YouTube to help showcase any new developments in its browser and operating system.

"Registration will open soon, but in the meantime you can help us plan on Google Docs and join our G+ community to stay up-to-date," said Google. The Twitter hashtag is #ChromeDevSummit.

Despite the meteoric rise of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer still retains its position as the world's leading browser, with approximately 60 per cent of the market, according to Net Applications research.

Chrome was the biggest winner in terms of browser market share gain in July, but the heavily forecasted demise of Internet Explorer is still some way off, with Firefox more likely under threat.

Between June and July, Internet Explorer gained 0.46 percentage points to take its share to 56.61 per cent. Chrome on the other hand went up by 0.59 per cent to reach 17.76 per cent.