The Google Browser
Just on the heels of the IE8 beta 2 release and the new Firefox 3, a new player has entered the browser field, none other than - Google. Yesterday Google announced the release of its very own open source browser in beta, called Chrome. According to research firm Net Applications, IE holds approximately 73% of the market, while Firefox has around 19%, followed by Opera with under 1%. Apple's Safari holds about 6%. Chrome has some similar features to the new IE 8 and Firefox 3, which include, an address bar auto-complete feature, search suggestions, and a privacy mode called "Incognito mode" (similar to IE's InPrivate feature). It's also possible for a user to perform searches within the address bar by typing the URL of the search provider and hitting tab key. The interface is simple and maximizes monitor space to display a website.