Google’s Chrome Browser is not only real, it’s almost available to users for download. According to the Google Blog Chrome will become available for download tomorrow morning in more than 100 countries. The Beta launch of Chrome was announced in an official blog post called A fresh take on the browser.
Google said Chrome would challenge Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, as well as the Firefox browser.Up to now, Google has supported Firefox, the open-source browser that has gained about a fifth of the market against the dominant Internet Explorer.
The web browser is the key gateway to the web and in the 1990’s Microsoft triggered a serious anti-trust action by the US Department of Justice, when it succeeded in squashing competition from the first widely used Netscape browser.
Microsoft on Monday “welcomed” the new entry and expressed confidence that people would prefer Explorer, which is pre-installed on every Windows PC sold. Last week, the software giant launched the latest version of its free browser IE8.
- Google’s browser will be open source;
- Tabs will be moved around;
- The browser has an address bar with auto-completion.
- There’s a privacy feature like IE has;
- And Google aims to be proactive about fighting phishing and malware attacks.