Google Launches Web Browser, Calls it Chrome

Google created a web browser called Google Chrome and is now truly aiming to become the starting point of the Internet. Based on the principles of simplicity and speed which Google is famous for, Chrome will surely challenge the popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

So why did Google need to create a web browser? Well Google decided that they needed a modern platform for presenting web pages and interactive applications.

Check out the Story behind Google Chrome in this video

Test Drive Google chrome Web Browser

The first time you run Google chrome, what will impress you the most is the instant start up and fast loading pages. You really need to try it to believe it and no stats can substitute your personal experience. Web apps also run really fast. Chrome is powered by V8, a more powerful JavaScript engine, to power the next generation of web applications.

Suggestions are everywhere – The deeply integrated Suggest feature makes searching sites and typing sites even easier. The homepage is redefined – every time you open a new tab, you’ll see visual thumbnails of your most visited sites, most used search engines, and recently bookmarked pages and closed tabs.

Tabs and Windows are no longer boring – simply drag tabs out of the browser to create new windows, gather multiple tabs into one window or arrange your tabs any way you like.

Integrated Downloads – the downloads bar appears at the bottom of the tab where you can monitor the progress of your downloading file. The file button indicates how much time remains for the download. An arrow appears in the tab to signify a download in progress.

Try the incognito mode for private browsing. Incognito browsing ensures that pages you view in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and won’t leave other traces like cookies on your computer. However, downloaded files and bookmarks will be preserved.

One Click Bookmarks – Just click the star icon at the left edge of the address bar and you’re done. Really thats it.

Does your Firefox keeps crashing? Google Chrome runs each tab in an isolated “sandbox”, where one tab cannot crash other tabs and prevents the browser from crashing due to a misbehaving website.

Think no further, Google Chrome is set to revolutionize the web. I miss plugins and themes, but I guess that is coming soon. Its still in beta, which means don’t mind the bugs and your most wanted features are coming soon.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.