Archive for September, 2008

Sep 02 2008

New Browser Release

Published by machdi under News

Yesterday Google indicated through a comic book that Google seems releasing a new open source web browser soon. The browser called Google Chrome will be based on the Webkit rendering engine. Google states that they believe it has added values for users and helps drive innovation on the web. The browser is said to be simple, streamlined, clean, and fast.

Google Chrome is claimed to have some features that other browsers do not have.

  • It includes a new JavaScript engine called V8.
  • Special tabs are put above the window, not below the address bar.
  • It has an auto-completion address bar.
  • Upon launch, Opera-like “Speed Dial” with bookmarks of most visited web sites is seen.
  • It has a privacy mode that allows users to surf the Internet without saving any personal history.
  • Web applications can be launched in their own window without addressbar/toolbar.

More details about Google Chrome are explained in the comic book, the update information is available in the Official Google Blog, and Chrome beta version is ready for download.

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