Mozilla not enough, Google develops own Chrome browser
Google has been supporting the development of Mozilla browser for years now but it seems the effort is not enough to gain major market share. So, it has decided to create its own browser — Google Chrome.
In an announcement in the official Google blog:
On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.
Google will still continue efforts to help Mozilla but with the Google Chrome Browser already taking first priority, I’m not sure if the partnership will last. Of course, Google will reallocate marketing budget to its own product.
If this is an attempt to cut against Microsoft’s dominance with Internet Explorer, it might work. However, there’s a bigger possibility that Chrome will just attract Firefox users rather than IE n00bs.