Well just as Microsoft released it’s Internet Explorer 8 which has available privacy settings which could potentially make Google’s AdSense ad tracking a lot less targeted, Google releases its own browser. Google has branded this browser as Chrome.
Internet Explorer 8 has added some nice new features. Although many have been available from Firefox for sometime now, it is a welcome sight to many IE users.
Chrome is apparently going to be Google’s first attempt at getting into the internet browser game. Not sure if Google is wise to get themselves into yet another battle, as I think they have been taking on many companies on many fronts, but apparently they feel it necessary now.
I have not been able to spent too much time using Chrome, but it appears to be very “Google”, It appears to take IGoogle one step further. Not quite sure anyone is going to require Chrome to use their I Google, but I am sure that the fans of Google will download it and give it a try.
The browser bar looks like an either-or—you can type in any search term or any website URL and you will be either taken to the Google results page or the corresponding website. It has a tab set up or new tab set up just like Firefox, and the latest versions of IE. It does have some basic tweaks and customizations, but its galaxies behind any other browser. It appears to be relatively fast, has a clean easy to use interface (very Google) and offers the basic required function of a web browser.
I have a feeling that this is as much of Google making a statment then acually producing a browser to compete with Firefox, Internet Explorer or even Opera.