What Google lost after Chrome?


Well Google definitely gained a lot from Chrome but what it lost because of it…

The answer is Our trust. Most of us considered Google as a faithful contributor in the web world but this step by Google to launch its browser named Chrome is a real shaker. It can be considered as a step taken to establish the monopoly on the web. Firefox loaded with addons already fullfills our 70% needs. Launching a browser that targets the remaining 30% needs and fullfills only some of them is not a clever step.

There are few things that this new browse offers. Every tab having its own process which can be controlled through task manager. Another of the feature is its sleekness which I appreciate in all Google products. But if not all most of these things can be achieved with Firefox.

Well what is done can not be undone so lets hope that Chrome brings a positive competition in browser market and we will see a lot of new features in browser shortly.

[PS] After a lot of criticism in the comments, I thought I should clarify some of my points. First of all nothing can be perfect so we should just pay heed to all sides of the scenario. Secondly it takes time for any software to become excellent. Chrome has to have some drawbacks at this point of time. So let the time decide.

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17 comments on “What Google lost after Chrome?
  1. Georgi says:

    Well, there is an other point I really appreciate using Chrome: It has the (afaik) fastest rendering engine (webkit) combined with a very fast Javascript VM. The difference is really remarkable compared to Firefox (see http://goit-postal.blogspot.com/2008/09/chrome-first-little-test-with-highly.html ).
    But, alas, the data handling (sending everything back to Google) will keep me hanging ’round with Firefox for now. You are right in this aspect.

  2. jd says:

    1. You don’t have to use it!

    2. It is open source, so change it as you please.

    I am really sick of all that google bashing.

  3. You can’t achive the same speed with Firefox: browser startup, web page rendering, JavaScript perfomance (though TraceMonkey shows good results lately).

  4. TK says:

    Original opinion seconded. We should all be on guard for our privacy, not just as individuals but as a society. What Google knows, soon the US government will know. What they know, soon the corporations that more or less run it will know.

  5. You installed early beta software and complain about its problems?

    Google does this every time they launch something. Most of us realize its an early Google release and recognize that any problems we might have should be reported to Google so that they can fix the issue. This is the well-practiced Google QA model.

    Besides the EULA thing (which was fixed), nothing about Chrome deserves any loss of trust towards Google.

    On my side, I’m annoyed that Chrome only works in the misery that is Windows…

  6. dreamxtream says:

    Hay! Guys I am not totally against Chrome or Google. Actually I am try gin to say its not perfect. I am also a fan of Google so no hard feelings for Google lovers…

  7. John says:

    I guess I’m not clear on why Google releasing a browser is supposed to spawn distrust of them.

    Assuming there are no tie-ins to Chrome that will limit Google apps from operating in other browsers, I don’t see any problem with Google developing a browser, and certainly not an open source browser at that.

  8. dglo says:

    You don’t bother to explain how Google lost our trust. Georgi makes vague allusions to Chrome sending information back to Google, but that’s been debunked. The EULA was quickly changed. I don’t know any other issues.

    The only trust issues we might have are with the bloggers who are jumping at shadows and passing around unresearched speculation as truth

  9. TK says:

    “You installed early beta software and complain about its problems?”

    The issue here isn’t bugs but the implications of pervasive data gathering for society.

  10. Tim says:

    Better competition brings out the best in competitors.

    We should see slicker Firefox UI, better I.E. conformance to standards and closer to Opera’s feature set because of this competition.

    This is very similar to the unholy AMD vs Intel war which brings about faster and cheaper processors.

    Google would only lose respect if they cut funding of Mozilla.

  11. kevin says:

    “It can be considered as a step taken to establish the monopoly on the web”

    It’s not like Chrome comes installed on every copy of Windows…

    Are you saying everyone should just continue to use Firefox/IE and just ignore everything else? The majority of Google’s services are web-based, so it makes sense they are coming out with a browser to improve the user experience.

    Also, your article did not supply any supporting facts that Google has lost the trust of its users. Are you referring to the Chrome Terms of Service? (Which they promptly updated, and noted it was a mistake)

  12. Lee says:

    I think you are right that it is kind of scary and some what of a surprise move. It’s scary in that Google does have a lot of power and the amount we depend on Google, it starts looking like there are less real alternatives to Google. Google is becoming the internet. I don’t think Google has bad intentions and for the most part they are open, although not knowing everything about Google I can’t say if they are open enough.

    So why did Google release a browser? It seems obvious to me now, it is all about integrating user desktops with RIAs (Rich Internet Applications), to make internet applications the same as local ones. It is the integration of Google Gears and the ability to create desktop icons (Application shortcuts). Try using Google Reader in offline mode and it works exactly as a normal RSS Feed Reader, downloading new articles when you refresh. The same thing applies to Google Docs.

  13. Might be I am naive here, but I actually think that Chrome is a GREAT idea. First of all it pushes Mozilla to create better products, second of all it pushes MSFT to push IE(8, maybe even 7) over Windows Update and third of all it helps my prodigy child – Open Standards. But yes I too fear what MIGHT happen, all though so far nothing have happened except a couple of hash comments about their license terms which are being rewritten as we speak…

  14. Ebrahim says:

    You mean you used to trust in Google? Wow!

  15. Sumpygump says:

    Give me a break.

  16. r says:

    dreamxtream,

    let me be the first to congratulate you on having one of the top 10 stupidest blog posts of 2008. at the end of the year we will contact you to let you know if you have won the ‘#1 word post’ award.

    have a good day!

  17. Tahir Akram says:

    People need alternate and Firefox needs competitor.

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