Google Browser Nearing Reality
There may soon be more competition in browsers as Google is reportedly prepping
to Internet Explorer and Firefox. No real details or features
were available, but the company has apparently been working on this puppy for
a couple of years.
Google must have been reading Redmond magazine. I wrote a column for
Barney Browser," in June 2008. My idea was for Google to build a browser
and focus on intelligently storing searches, along with archiving the overall
process of exploration. I wrote: "The Google Barney Browser integrates
searching with a file system so the intelligence that comes from searches can
be organized, used, shared and built upon. Perhaps these strings of pages can
be cached so if the site goes down, the information isn't lost."
But from what we know, Google is instead focusing on video and improving the
performance and safety of Web apps. I guess Google didn't read my column after
A beta of the browser is supposed to be available today. What would you like
to see in a Google browser? Features welcome at email@example.com.
And if you take this baby out for a spin, shoot me your impressions.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/02/2008 at 1:15 PM