Google Chrome, Web Browser of Tomorrow

According to the Official Google Blog, Google is set to release its very own browser today. It has been dubbed Google Chrome and the beta version has the entire Internet world waiting in anticipation. **Update** download here:

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.

Features of Google Chrome (from WikiPedia)
  • An address bar with auto-completion features called “omnibox.”
  • The V8 JavaScript virtual machine, advertised as significantly faster than existing JavaScript engine implementations.
  • A privacy mode, called “Incognito”.
  • Web applications can be launched in their own browser window without an address bar and toolbar.
  • Chrome includes an automatically updated phishing and malware blacklist using the Google Safe Browsing API.
  • Uses the WebKit Rendering Engine.
  • Puts individual tabs and plug-ins into separate processes, for security and accountability.
  • Integration of Google Gears.

Google Chrome 0.2 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/525.13

Story Behind Google Chrome

Google Chrome Video


  1. neilbelford says

    Finally – a feature-rich thick-client platform that will also be a standards compliant web-browser. Why didn’t apple do this with iTunes and Safari. Why didn’t we do it together as an Apache project. Why didn’t eclipse do it. Well google are doing it now and my guess is it will be killer.


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