Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome - Do We Need Another Browser?

Google thinks so.. say that much in their official blog..
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.
Its been a while since I moved away from IE and use Firefox for all my browsing and have been quite happy with it. Now, I am interested to find out what Google has done better. Sundar Pitchai and Linus Upson (of Google) talk about how the web world has changed in the last 10 years and the need for the browser to run applications and not merely display pages. With that and simplicity as their mantra they have gone about creating the Chrome from ground up. They have even developed new java script (V8) which promises to speed up things. Chrome will be out tomorrow and I can't wait to download and play with it. More on it in a week.

Till then, Pl read this comic book and get to know Chrome,


  1. Yes, we indeed need Chrome. I tried it, and its really promising. They've done a lot of thinking and have just 'disrupted' the MS way of thinking. Great job!
    You can find a detailed writeup about this in my blog.


  2. I tried Chrome. It was fine. No great shakes though. Somehow i am back to firefox.
    Patrick, SFO

  3. We don't need a new browser. They took Chromium browser and released as Chrome. Instead, they could have taken the Firefox and enhanced it. While it can't take users from IE pie, it will certainly fragment the Firefox share.