Monday, September 1, 2008

Google Plans to Launch A Web Browser

Google plans to launch a web browser called Google Chrome in a challenge to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer, WSJ is reporting.

The browser launch is likely to be announced soon, the paper said, citing unnamed sources.

Info on the browser will be at this, not yet functional, web site:

UPDATE: The browser's Beta version will be launched tomorrow.

Update 2:

From Google:

On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn't the browser that matters. It's only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

Update 3:

Tech Crunch has screen shots of the new browser, here.

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