Hi everybody, this week started with a big thing form Mountain View. After the iPhone and its troubles, the flop of Cuil, the Olympic Games and the release of Photosynth and IE8 beta 2 it is Google turn to come out with something new: a web browser.
Maybe some of you are thinking that a web browser isn’t really something new, and you are perfectly right unless the new browser adds some new capability. Google promises a browser for web-application, something that sounds to me like the Google OS that Google can’t develop. Does it seems a good idea? I don’t think so, why should I have (and maintain) both a regular OS and this web-app OS? Why should I give to Google more data than the personal information has yet?
Looking at Chrome features I’m not finding the big thing that such noise made me expect for:
- Stability: one tab, one process, as in IE8.
- Search: Am I the only one that associates that with privacy danger?
- User experience: I think to have yet seen what they’re promising.
- Security: wow a blacklist system pushed by Google, I hope that Chinese government is not thinking to use it.
Will it last as a revolution or is Chrome going to be a failure?
[UPDATE 9-2-2008] To download Chrome just open the Google homepage and follow the link. Soon my review.