Tuesday, 02 Sep, 2008 Technology
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Google to Launch Chrome: Open Source Web Browser

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The number one search engine Google has officially announced the launch of its web browser called Chrome. The new web browser is expected to be the third rival involved in web browser competition together with Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Google says that its browser will be faster, show more stability and security. The company's officials said that Chrome was developed specially for next-generation web content, which includes video, web-based games, chat and I-net banking.

According to the vice president of product management, Sundar Pichai, and engineering director Linus Upson, Google's developers looked forward to "completely rethink" the way a web browser should be.

"On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple... Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today's complex web applications much better," they said in a post on Google's official blog.

The company made its announcement shortly after it sent a press release about the new browser to journalists in Europe. The press release was in form of a 38-page comic book and it quickly spread over the Internet. The comic book was created in order to explain the Chrome's technical details in easy terms.

"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. As we believe in access to information for everyone, we've now made the comic publicly available. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries," said Mr Pichai and Mr Upson.

Just like one of its competitor Mozilla Firefox, Chrome will be open source, which means that different developers can contribute to the project.

Source: GoogleBlog.Blogspot.com

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