Google Chrome is the start of the WebOS wars, not the Browser wars

Philipp Lenssen has the scoop on Google Chrome, their new open source “web browser”. He got sent a comic about it in the post. Brilliant marketing move.

Google Chrome

Some bits about this open source browser:

  • Google Gears built-in
  • A new javascript engine called V8
  • A task manager
  • Web apps can run in without the address window
  • Better security
  • An iGoogle like start page

A browser you say? Sounds more like a WebOS that can run offline on your desktop. Any desktop. Windows, MacOS, Linux

Google’s awful open Social idea will follow next too and will probably be changed to fit into this so people can build web apps for this browser so they can run online and offline. A very clever idea. Not only getting a larger share of online but moving into offline too. Apple’s iPhone Appstore shows people will buy applications if they’re uselful. I wonder will we see the same thing happen here? Build an app for Chrome, sell it on the Google App store and use the Google Engine infrastructure to run it all.


  1. Damien Mulley » Blog Archive » Fluffy Links - Tuesday September 2nd 2008 on September 2nd, 2008 at 5:13 am #

    [...] own take on this new Google Chrome Browser. I think the browser wars won’t happen. This is all about building an OS for the [...]

  2. Off The Meatrack on September 2nd, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    The comic book Google have put out to sell it is amazing, really gets across what they are trying to do in a simple, interesting way.

  3. Naples Web Designer on February 11th, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    Google chrome has some nice features, but I still prefer firefox.

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