Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Web Browser: Google Chrome

Google Chrome Web BrowserGoogle has decided to take Microsoft heads on with the launch of its latest web browser called Google Chrome. It is due for a beta release some time tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

"So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web."

So far most of Google's work has been within the web browser. This is the first time that Google will be launching a web browser by themselves. For a while it looked like they were teaming up with Firefox to take on Microsoft - I wonder what has happened to that alliance.

Google has created Google Chrome for very specific needs. First of all, they claim that the new web browser will be stable and not crash easily. It is also supposed to be faster for loading of web pages and elements in the web pages. After all, web pages have evolved so much since the introduction of the first web browser. Google also claims the new web browser will be secure - a necessity these days. You can bet that their interface is going to be simple and clean like their homepage as well. Last but not least, Google Chrome is going to be a fully open source web browser. I'm sure Google Chrome is going to give Internet Explorer 8 a run for its money.

Simplicity, Speed, Stability and Security - I guess these 4 S's would sum up Google Chrome. I sure am waiting to try it out tomorrow... Game on! Would you try it out too? Let me know your experience with this spanking new web browser.