Google Launches Chrome, Web Browser

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! Google finally launches its own web browser.

Dubbed as Google Chrome, the web browser is the long-anticipated software that will go up against Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer, Mozilla‘s Firefox and Opera‘s web browser. (I can hear the collective groans from those respective camps)

According to the Google Blog, Google decided to launch the browser because they “believe [they] can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.” Google also launched a comic book to highlight the features of Google Chrome as well as educate the general public on the philosophies behind the design of the application.

I’m all for a browser that will release IE’s chokehold on the browser market, but this move gives Mozilla and Opera the impetus to really come up with nice value added features in order to keep their market share. Google will be happy to launch the product in Beta then gradually lure users into their fold, while creating improvements on Google Chrome of course. From my analysis, the biggest eventual losers of market share will be Internet Explorer and Firefox.