Two Years After Denying its Existence, Google Launching “Chrome” Web Browser
UPDATE: Google Chrome is now live.
Back in June 2006, we reported Google’s attempt to defuse any rumors that it was working on a Google web browser. Two years later, rumors resurfaced that Google was indeed working on a web browser based on the WebKit framework–which is also used by Apple’s Safari browser.
Low-and-behold, after accidentally revealing details in a cartoon, Google has today confirmed that a Gbrowser will be launched tomorrow and named Google Chrome.
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.
Windows users can access the beta tomorrow (Tuesday) and we’ll have all the details right here.