Google is extending its tentacles into everything, including the world of web browsers. Google is debuting Chrome, its challenger to Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Here's how Google describes the browser on their blog:
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.
Google says they've used their massive database of pages to pre-test the thing for stability and compatibility with existing web pages. It's open-source too, so users will tweak it as it grows.
Apparently, the browser was available for download briefly today, but the page was taken down by google. No word yet on when it will be available again.