Google Chrome Launching Tomorrow
Google recently gave a few hints about its long-rumoured Google Browser, Chrome. This will be an open-source project and has been brought into the spotlight with a 38 pages comic published by Google Blogoscoped.
Today, they have posted a response to this on their blog and have announced that Google Chrome is launching tomorrow. It will be a beta version releasing in more than 100 countries.
UPDATE: Google Chrome is now available for download HERE!
At Google, we have a saying: Ã¢â‚¬Å“launch early and iterate.Ã¢â‚¬Â While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit “send” a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.
On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.
We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we’re committed to continuing on their path. We’ve used components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox, among others — and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.
Since this will be the first beta, it will be only available for Windows. Mac and Linux versions will be released later.
This is just the beginning — Google Chrome is far from done. We’re releasing this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We’re hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust.