Google has managed to do what most people have been speculating on since they picked up the GreenBorder folks back in May 2007. Word came out today that Google will making it’s own foray into the web browser market space.
Chrome has a privacy mode; Google says you can create an “incognito” window “and nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer.” The latest version of Internet Explorer calls this InPrivate. Google’s use-case for when you might want to use the “incognito” feature is e.g. to keep a surprise gift a secret. As far as Microsoft’s InPrivate mode is concerned, people also speculated it was a “porn mode.”
I’m looking forward to getting more detail on the new browser offering when they release it tomorrow.
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.
Looking forward to this.
UPDATE: Google has a released a comic to explain the new release.
[tags]Google, Google Chrome, Google Browser[/tags]