Users can download Google's new Chrome Web browser, with is available in 43 different languages.
The new open-source browser is intended to create a better web experience for users around the world and is based on the simplicity and power that users have come to expect from Google products.
In the early days of the Internet, web pages were frequently little more than text. But today the web has evolved into a powerful platform that enables users to collaborate with friends and colleagues through email and other web applications, edit documents, watch videos, listen to music, manage finances and much more. Google Chrome was built for today's web and for the applications of tomorrow.
"We think of the browser as the window to the web – it's a tool for users to interact with the web sites and applications they care about, and it's important that we don't get in the way of that experience," says Sundar Pichai, vice-president: product management at Google. "Just like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome has a simple user interface with a sophisticated core to enable the modern web."
Google Chrome was engineered to deliver a seamless web experience for users. At its core is a multi-process platform that helps provide users with
enhanced stability and security.
* Each browser tab operates as a separate process; by isolating tabs, should one tab crash or misbehave, others remain stable and responsive, and users can continue working without having to restart Google Chrome.
"While we see this as a fundamental shift in the way people think about browsers, we realise that we couldn't have created Google Chrome on our own," says Linus Upson, director of engineering at Google. "Google Chrome was built upon other open-source projects that are making significant contributions to browser technology and have helped to spur competition and innovation."
Google Chrome is being released as an open-source project. The intent is that Google will help make future browsers better by contributing the underlying technology in Google Chrome to the market, while continuing to develop additional features.
Google Chrome can be downloaded at http://chrome.google.com.