In case you’ve been under a rock all week-end, and haven’t heard – Google ‘leaked’ some material outlining a lot of detail about their yet-to-be-unveiled open source web browser dubbed Chrome.
The official Google Blog post about Chrome indicates that the early release of the material was accidental and not intentional, but either way the channels have been abuzzing none-the-less.
The material in question is an informative comic (check out the Google Chrome comic here) which outlines a whole lot of detail about the new open source browser.
Basically the browser is a ‘ground up’ rethinking of the whole browsing experience. This ‘back to the drawing board’ effort allowed the Google engineers and think tank to craft a web browser with modern usability, safety features and speed in mind from the browser core architecture – rather than patching together a new browser using concepts whose roots are decades old.
Flipping the browsing tabs to be a central concept of browsing rather than a tacked on feature is interesting, and is indicative of some of the more ‘behind the scenes’ next gen building that went into crafting what appears to be a strong answer to Microsofts continuing disappointment in web standards compliance and notoriously poor security.
Update: Screenshot found…
Update: A really nice overview of Chrome’s features…
(thanks for the heads-up Andre77)