Google Chrome is an open source web browser developed by Google using the WebKit rendering engine. The beta release date is scheduled for September 2, 2008.
Google’s Chrome Browser is not a rumor anymore, it’s so real that its almost available to users for download. According to the Google Blog Chrome will become available for download today in more than 100 countries throughout the world.
The best part of Google Chrome is its open source, so in no time you would see hundreds of useful plugins being developed for it (just like firefox). Which will eventually make it yet another competitor of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
In the recent announcement, Google Said:
On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.
Some Features of Google Chrome
- Google Chrome is an open source platform including Google Gears integration
- Google Chrome has a special tabbed browsing functionality
- It has Autocompleting & search powered address bar (which is similar to the New Firefox 3)
- Nothing that occurs in your browsing window is ever ever logged on your computer
- It has the ability to launch web applications in browser windows
- Google Chrome provides advanced privacy / malware / phishing protection
What Others Think about Google Chrome:
Get Ready for Google Chrome: New Open-Source Web Browser: Matt Cutts
Google Chrome, Google’s Web Browser: Is it Real?: Search Engine Journal
Google Chrome: Google Open Source Browser: Search Engine Watch
The Chrome is out of the bag: Google’s browser arrives Tuesday: CNET
Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project: Google Blogoscoped