Google Unveils Plans For New Browser: Chrome
Google will join the others in the browser wars with its own e-knight: the beta of the new browser, will be released today. The browser is to be released as Open Source.
September 2, 2008
As expected, the company also stressed out that its browser is faster and features the best security a browser can have:
“Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there,” wrote Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management and Linus Upson, engineering director at Google in a blog post. “We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that's what we set out to build.”
As for the browser itself, users can expect to be like “the classic Google homepage [...] clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.” However, things seize to be that simple once someone takes a look at what's actually under the hood:
Sounds good up till now, and Google usually does a solid job. Still, one question comes to mind: Firefox 3, Opera 9.52 and IE8 – doesn't the browser market feel already crowded?