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Google Chrome is for The Cloud

Posted by Charles | September 9, 2008 .

Sravan’s post about Google Chrome draw some good attention last week. Around the web, I saw two types of discussions. One is about browser. Liking Chrome is because it’s faster and simpler. Not linking Chrome is because is not so faster and too simple. another type of discussions is about associations. Chrome is SOA, Chrome is RIA, Chrome is… on and on.

Looks figuring out what is Google Chrome is a good start point for all the discussions.

I think Google Chrome is something for the Google Cloud. It extends the could into your personal computers, or another way to look at it, it draws your personal computers into the could. The V8 JavaScript engine and build-in Google Gear make it happens.

In the very near future (or someday before you know it,) the distinction between your computers or mobile devices and the Google cloud will be disappeared, because of Chrome. Also because of Chrome, there won’t be such things as online or off line applications, desktop or web applications or mobile applications. Chrome puts everything into the cloud so that you won’t even care to think about those terms. And then, someday, you wake up in the morning and ask yourself,why do I still have those applications installed on my computer under C:\Program Files? Why do I need Microsoft and alikes? And then, the Google dudes will jump up and down to celebrate your awakening. They’ve been waiting for the moment since the day one Google Chrome is released.

So, Google Chrome is really not a browser, as Moxie commented:

“I think Google would rather not call it a “browser” if they could, but they have to. What Google is trying to do is not offering a free killer browser to kill bunch of other browsers (free or not). The Chrome to Google is something like the very earlier age of Adobe Flex, it’s an application development/deployment platform that Google will be using to further control the web, the mobile (Chrome in Android is in talking) and who-knows-else.

Chrome is an application “VM” for both on and offline web applications. Chrome is the front-end or client platform for the invisible Google OS. Chrome is the preparation for what Google called web 3.0.

But Chrome has to start at some where more publicly acceptable. Browser is a smart place to be for that. I think from now on, all Google would do with Chrome is to brain-wash people to shift the mind set from browsing to tasking on the internet.

So, what Google hasn’t told us is, Chrome is not a browser, a browser you would think or compare with.”

Saying no more.

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5 Comments so far
  1. castever  September 9, 2008 2:21 pm

    don’t put so much stock in Chrome; there is nothing stopping Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, or anyone else from doing the same thing. That’s one of the beauties of innovation — competition.

  2. DJ Burdick  September 9, 2008 4:16 pm

    Chrome’s goal is to extend Google cloud. Or their ownership of the web. Even if they don’t win the browser wars and all browser get better. Google wins.
    See more here:

    Thanks for the article!

  3. Sravan  September 10, 2008 4:53 am

    I agree. Irrespective of who loses the browser battle, Chrome, a clear winner, puts Google in a better position in its war against Windows. And the web gets better.

  4. Professional Poker Tour  October 20, 2008 6:29 am

    Google can track everything we’re doing in Web,its ON with its Big Blur Propaganda,
    Now m getting why Gates actually Resigned, he really couldn’t eliminate the competition with his counterparts.

  5. mmo  November 20, 2008 9:14 am

    it does look pretty sleek but there are issues with one company running every major application web users use.


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