Chrome: who and why

Wired has a piece by Steven Levy on the team behind Google’s Chrome browser. Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web.

(Their Capital Letters, Not Mine.)

Fascinating glimpse into the development process and an easy introduction to the technologies used in Chrome.

Jack Schofield in the Guardian thinks the secrecy angle is overstated and points out that many of the features in Chrome have appeared in other browsers. Inside Chrome: the story behind Google’s browser.

“Google’s Android software — the plan to take over all the world’s mobile phones — needed a browser. Firefox has not pursued mobile, so should Google have done a deal with Opera, Apple or Microsoft? Maybe not. And if it was going to put a lightweight mobile browser into Android, it would make a lot of sense for Google to offer a browser for PC users as well.”

That’s why.

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