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Google to release its own Browser

Posted by rjbiii on September 2, 2008

In a move that will spark a new round of browser wars, Google will challenge Firefox and Internet Explorer by releasing its own internet browser:

Called Chrome, it will launch as a beta for Windows machines in 100 countries, with Mac and Linux versions to come.

“We realised… we needed to completely rethink the browser,” said Google’s Sundar Pichai in a blog post.

The new browser will help Google take advantage of developments it is pushing online in rich web applications that are challenging traditional desktop programs.

That last bit is important. Google describes its browser as a platform for web-based applications, such as its own “Google Docs.” It’s likely that Google will try to influence browser development in such a way that accelerates the adoption of the Software as a Service (SAAS) model. Of course, we’ve already pointed out that issues still exist with that model.

Update: Here is the link to a post on Google’s Official blog; so you can read for yourselves their goals for Chrome.

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