Google to Launch New Browser Tomorrow

Just confirmed by Google’s Matt Cutts, you should be able to download the brand new Google browser Chrome as of tomorrow morning. (link will go live when Google launches the site)

Given that Stem is almost entirely run on web applications like Google Apps and Freshbooks, I probably owe it to myself to take this one for a run. That said, I’m also a big fan of Firefox so my loyalties are definitely going be tested.

And speaking of Firefox, it will be interesting to see where Google stands on its support for the Mozilla Project (see comment #1 on Matt’s post) after the announcement. All I can say is, browser standards & interoperability had better adhered to. Web design could take a serious step backwards otherwise; especially when adding what could soon prove to be a major player in the browser market.

On the plus side, Google is billing it as an open-source product. So fingers crossed.

(Update) One bold prediction: If Google gets any kind traction, Chrome will be the jumping off point for a future Google Operating System. The first requirement needed to compete with the likes Microsoft & Windows in the OS market is a user base willing to install application software. Other than the Google Toolbar, this might be their best opportunity yet.

Comments

  1. can’t wait to see how it works. wil i be able to transfer my favorites from ie?

    @ 4:33 pm
  2. Thanks for dropping by & commenting Paul.

    We’re all in the dark equally about the features, but I’d bet the farm you’ll be able to do so. Moving favourites/bookmarks has been a pretty standard importing/exporting feature for long time now.

    @ 4:42 pm
  3. Dave Austin said:

    I figure that this was only a matter of time for them to do this. I too will try it, but I have to admit that I was less than impressed with what they did with blogger. We’ll see… Looking forward to it.

    @ 10:16 am
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