Google Chrome Open Source Browser Announced via Comic

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Google has just announced their new open source browser Chrome. The announcement came in the form of a web comic by Scott McCloud.

All of us at Google spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends — all using a browser. Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that’s what we set out to build.

Google Blogoscoped has posted some screenshots of Google Chrome browser.

UPDATE 1: The beta release of the Chrome browser now available for download. Currently Chrome is only available for Windows Vista/XP.

UPDATE 2: Google has posted some Chrome tutorial videos on YouTube.

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