Google Chrome is a web browser by Google. It generated a lot of hype when a comic book representation of its features was leaked yesterday. Google held a press conference to announce the launch of Chrome and it was officially launched today.
Innovative UI is another plus for the browser, the common bar for address/search/history, tabs on top, no title bar, no status bar, bigger screen space makes it look slick. The download manager looks neat too, however it doesnt seem to support broken downloads yet. The speed dial as default page is a great tool too.
With all the good points there are bound to be negatives too, and yes there are. Its only been a few hours since the browser has been launched and a few security concerns have popped up. There has been some criticism about it being available only for Windows platform, ignoring Mac and Linux users. The browser is called an open source browser but there are speculations about its openness too. It posses a good threat to IE even in this beta stage, but may not be a full replacement for the firefox users yet. Most FF users are in a habit of using the different plugins it supports, Chrome still has a long way to go before it get similar ones.
All said and done, for me the browser seems to be pretty cool and have worked with almost all the sites I have visited on it. So if you are planning to download it click here and check out the easter eggs by typing “about:stats” and “about:internets” in the address bar.