The offspring of Google Gears and presumably many Red Bull fueled nights is here: http://www.google.com/chrome/
- Matt Cutts is twittering and blogging about it;
- blogoscoped.com has a page of Google Chrome screenshots;
- Google has put up an official confirmation, but the link is for the moment
returning a 404.
- The Google Chrome comics book can be downloaded here. UPDATE: not anymore. But blogoscoped offers a much better quality version anyway: Google on Google Chrome.
speculation is rife…still no Mac version. Just a sign up link for Mac users to be informed of the upcoming Mac release (sigh)
- UPDATE: link to Google Chrome added to the Google main page
By the look of things, there are a few exciting things in store.
My top 5 Google Chrome features:
- Open source platform – I can already hear the ooohs and aaahs of the open source community! This builds on the trend already established by the Google API platform. UPDATE: Chromium, he site dedicated to open-sourcing Google Chrome is live at http://code.google.com/chromium/
- Omnibox – this looks like a combo of the Onebox and the auto-completion feature, but I think it may get a bit more complex than that, integrating web search history, bookmarks, etc. Similar to what Firefox 3 already does, really.
- Privacy mode – now this is an interesting one. Clearly, our paranoia has struck a chord with Google, and this is a powerful reply to Internet Explorer 8′s privacy invasions.
- Opera style speed dial – so glad about this one, this was the main reason why I fell in love with Opera.
Unfortunately the Mac version will not be available initially, so I don’t think I’ll be able to play with this new toy too soon. In the meanwhile, have a look at Reuters’ video on Chrome:
- Sergey Brin, one of Google’s founders, on the lack of Mac Chrome: “It’s embarassing”.