Google Tackles the Web Browser (and Microsoft)

Years of Internet rumors have panned out as Google sets to launch the initial version on Chrome, their very own shiny Web browser.

Available in more than 100 countries (Windows only), Google promises innovation and a satisfactory user experience, all within a clean and simple interface.

“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.”

Google’s argument is that pre-Chrome browsers utilize a model that was designed for text pages. Given the complexity of today’s Web content, a browser needs better speed and responsiveness. Leaning on a “powerful JavaScript engine,” Google believes they have built it.

Lick your chops programmers, Chrome is 100% open source code.

We’ve yet to take the new browser for a spin (the link should be available later today at, but we do welcome Chrome with open arms. Choices are a good thing. Now Google, can we get another presidential option, please?

Check out this comic book for more details on the Webkit-based Google Chrome.

Look out Microsoft!