Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google's Latest App: Chrome (a web browser)

Google has announced they will be entering the web browser space today. In addition to a blog post announcing the BETA, they have cleverly put their reasoning behind the Chrome architecture that has been designed from the ground up in a comic strip.

From what I have seen so far, it looks like it has potential. All you web developers will now have another browser to support in addition to all the others that you now do. Google is using the WebKit browser engine which is the same engine used by Safari.

The main design points that the design team are striving to solve are the 3 S's, security, speed and stability. Google says they will address these by having each tab be it's own process, and by developing their own javascript VM called V8 written by a dedicated team in Denmark.

The jury is still out, but if the truth be told, then Chrome will gain significant market share within days of its release.

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