Chrome is a Web browser developed by Google and based on other open source software, including WebKit, with the goal of improving stability, speed and security, and creating a simple and efficient user interface.
The name of the software comes from the web browser GUI, called Chrome, which is called the graphical user interface. The beta test version of the software was released on September 2, 2008, with 50 language versions available for download, including Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, and iOS versions. Google will launch Progressive Web Apps (PWA) on Google Chrome.
Google Chrome is generally expected to be an important strategic move for Google to expand its control over the Internet. Google’s support for Mozilla Firefox and the development of its own Google Chrome browser will be a far-reaching and fatal blow to Microsoft’s still dominant Internet Explorer. And as software becomes web-based, new browsers are likely to replace Microsoft’s dominance in personal computers with similar features that many expect from Google’s operating system.
Competition with IE
Google has launched a browser for users to download, and launched a new “war” with Microsoft.
In addition, the German-based tech blog Google Blogoscoped has published a comic book that clearly illustrates the technical issues of the new browser. According to sources, Google’s open source browser is called “Chrome”. Previously, the battle between Google and Microsoft was more like the Cold War, mostly confined to small, web-based software developed by Google, competing with Microsoft’s dominant Word, PowerPoint and other products; Microsoft has been trying to break Google’s monopoly in the search market, but has so far failed.
But Google’s move will make the war between them more intense. Various surveys show that Microsoft accounts for about three-quarters of the browser market, and Google is trying to grab a sizeable share from it. Within Google, rumors have been circulating for a long time about launching browsers, but no one knows when.
Sources said Google planned to launch its own browser because of fears that Microsoft’s new IE8 features, including privacy and a more Microsoft-centric search bar, might prevent Google from collecting information about its advertising effectiveness.
Google has been supporting Mozilla’s Firefox browser to challenge Microsoft’s dominance of Internet Explorer, which rebounded from a once-strong Netscape browser with an astonishing 18% market share, 74% for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and 6% for Apple’s Safar. In just two years, the market share of Firefox browser is only 11%. Mozilla6 launched the Firefox 3 in mid month, and the number of downloads was 8 million 300 thousand times in 24 hours.
Google has extended its search contract with Mozilla until 2010 to get permanent configurations on Firefox, including default home pages and search bar defaults. Since then, Google has paid Mozilla a sum of money for advertising clicks from Firefox search.
But obviously renewing the Mozilla contract is not enough for Google, which has clearly decided to own or distribute its own browsers, especially as it becomes the largest company in the Web-related software industry.
In other words, Google will make the browser the main product of the future. This strategy is absolutely right.
Google Chrome – The Wall Street Journal reported on September 2, 2008, citing anonymous sources, that Google plans to launch its own Web browser, Google Chrome, in an attempt to challenge Microsoft’s dominance of Internet Explorer in the browser market.
The newspaper also said Google’s browser will be on sale in a very short time.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google Chrome was designed to speed up Web browsing, make it easier for users to browse the Web, provide enhanced address bars, and add new features that are completely different from other browsers. In addition, the browser product will implement an open source strategy, meaning that other developers can modify the source code.
Google did not respond to relevant telephone and e-mail enquiries in a timely manner.
Google has been involved in browser development for more than two years, but since Microsoft released IE7, Google’s browser development has become more mysterious, rarely revealing relevant information.
October 2017, Microsoft’s security research team found a vulnerability in Google’s Chrome browser that allows remote code execution. After receiving a report from Microsoft about the Chrome security vulnerability, Google acknowledged the vulnerability and paid Microsoft a $15,000 gratuity. Microsoft didn’t take it away, and donated it to charity.