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Sep 1, 2008

Google 'starting from scratch' with own browser, Chrome

Google 'starting from scratch' with own browser, Chrome

Posted by Rafe Needleman

Word surfaced Monday of a Web "comic book" introducing Google Chrome, the search giant's long-rumored open-source browser project. While the illustrations, created by cartoonist Scott McCloud, were not announced by Google, they do contain the quotes and likenesses of 19 Google developers.

A Web comic, reposted on Google Blogoscoped, introduces Google Chrome.

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The detailed, 38-page comic appeared on Google Blogoscoped, an unofficial Google blog. (The link to the comic has been down intermittently.) The book is broken down into five main sections covering stability; speed; search and the user experience, security, and standards. Here are the key features, according to the book: ...

Chrome: Google’s souped-up, forthcoming web browser

Google is working a new web browser, called Chrome. The software may be available for download as early as tomorrow. In the meantime, Google has mailed a comic book about the browser to Google Blogoscoped. Going by the comic book, Chrome is open-source, and boasts interface and performance features that certainly sound appealing.

Chrome will feature the Google search box, as Firefox does as part of its Google subsidy, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer features Microsoft search. This is a browser battle in the search market-share war, but a lot more...

Google to Offer its Own Browser: Chrome

googlechromelogo.jpgGoogle watchdog Phillipp Lessen has scanned and posted a printed comic he says he received in the mail from Google today describing the company's forthcoming open source browser Chrome. The link to Chrome is currently a 404. Lessen's slide show is loading very, very slow. We've got another copy of it that loads much faster here. Long rumored to be in the works, this appears to be the first formal acknowledgment that Google really is working on its own browser - and it looks very cool.

A fresh take on the browser

9/01/2008 02:10:00 PM
At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.” While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit "send" a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.

Google To Launch New Web Browser Chrome; Open Source

imageGoogle (NSDQ: GOOG) is going after the fundamental underpinning of how users access the Internet: it is going to launch a new web browser called Chrome, according to various reports (first reported here). It may come as soon as tomorrow, reports ATD.

This despite Google's continued support of the other open source browser Mozilla...just last week it extended its support of the Mozilla foundation until 2011.

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