Google’s newest offering, the Chrome browser, is due to be released today. The initial ‘press release’ was in the form of this rather nifty comic book created by Scott McCloud.
All of us at Google spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends — all using a browser. 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. 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.
Blogoscoped has a good overview of the browser and points us to the page where the browser will eventually be available to download.
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