It really puzzles me that any Google search counts far more "results" in Firefox or Chrome than in Chromium. Google says "About 1.460.000 results" for "natty narwhal" in Firefox or Chrome but only 914.000 results in Chromium. Does anybody know why that is so? Which results are better?
To add some information: I was observing this for over a month on 4 different machines in 2 different networks using very different internet gateways. Searches are performed more or less simultaneously thus the local IP and the network routes were similar.
Just to point this out again: the browser in question is Chromium (not Chrome).
Update: According to Bruce Connor's comments it may be that cookies, the state of being logged in or not, or other information influence search results. And, it's true when performing a search in "incognito" mode of Chromium as jhominal suggested far more results are displayed.
To hopefully get a more precise answer: What might that be from my cookies or "secret Google user profile" that makes about half a million results from the search irrelevant, to the opinion of google?