Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google's Polished New Toy

Just a short little post for today. Google has officially released Chrome (Beta), the first web browser from the Internet Tycoon. It is relatively simplistic, and stylish at the same time. It doesn't really do anything spectacular, but it does get the job done. Lee Matthews over at Download Squad makes some good comments about it.

I don't think Google is trying to corner the browser market with this gem, but they are sticking their nose into the field that has been dominated by Firefox and Internet Explorer. I agree with Matthews in thinking that moderate internet surfers may switch over to Chrome, but I don't see people that are enthusiasts (per-say) switching to Chrome. I guess we'll just have to wait to see what the competition comes up with, and what Google thinks up to 'one-up them.' 

As for right now, Google has entered the ring with the big players, and for the first time in a long time, Google is actually the underdog (but that doesn't mean that they can't create an upset).