In the Loop

Google's browser out today?

Posted at 9:59 AM on September 2, 2008 by Jeff Horwich (2 Comments)

googlecomic.jpgHaven't spotted the beta download yet, but Google has attempted to explain the project in an online comic. (Screenshot at right.)

The browser's called "Chrome." The download page is supposedly here, but at the moment that just redirects to the main Google search page.

So far, the comic doesn't make it sound very sexy. It makes it sound faster, and less clunky behind the scenes....no latent memory use after you close a tab, things like that. I wonder if that translates into making it more fun or easier to use. Thirteen pages into it, I don't have an idea of what it looks like or how the browsing experience is somehow game-changing.

Just have to try it out, I guess. Though probably not on my work computer, where I have the admin privileges of a summer high school intern.

UPDATE: The beta download is up now (though I'm having a hard time getting the file to actually download so far...)

UPDATE 2: My office computer actually completed the install. Weird. Someone should tell I.T....


Comments (2)

I can't download it currently, I hit the "accept and download" button and get nothing. I'm currently using IE7. Coincidence? Maybe Microsoft has "patched" IE7 through an automatic update to prevent download of Chrome? Hmmm...Interesting

Posted by PK Otoole | September 2, 2008 3:07 PM


I had the same issue. Try this link instead:

http://www.google.com/chrome

That one worked for me.

Posted by Jeff Horwich | September 2, 2008 4:21 PM


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