A little over an hour ago, Matt Cutts posted on his blog that Google has officially announced the soon-to-be released “Google Chrome” … an Open Source Browser. I read one of Matt’s comments (”… I can’t wait to talk more about Google Chrome”), and I actually felt the upcoming buzz about this one.
If you’re thinking this might just be another browser (same ol’, same ol’), consider the perspective Google gives us about the product on their official blog;
… We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends — all using a browser. Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there….
Exciting stuff! Browsers do indeed touch our online lives in soooo many ways. Look for a change with this new open source app tomorrow.
I know I’ll be getting the beta just to take it for a test drive. If I find myself with wind screaming through my hair out on the Information Superhighway, I’ll be sure to pull over once to blog about it.
[UPDATE] Right after posting this, I read Robert Scoble’s most recent post on the same subject. He poses an important question … “What will happen to Mozilla Firefox?” John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla, says the company isn’t worried. Hmmmm.