Google’s web browser Chrome- browser as OS?

Word is spreading that Google is readying a web browser based on the Webkit, the juice behind Apple’s Safari browser.  A comic book detailing Chrome has appeared which is an ingenious method for Google to spread the word about Chrome.  Google is taking firm aim at Internet Explorer and Firefox with Chrome in the browser war but Om Malik thinks they are looking farther than that.  The browser as OS is an idea that has long appealed to many and with cloud computing spreading like wildfire the time has never been better for a browser-based operating system.  It sounds like Chrome could well be the foundation for such a system and as Om speculates could easily cross over from desktop to the mobile phone.  The browser in the Google Android OS is based on Webkit as is the Mobile Safari browser on the iPhone so Google could be planning on mobile domination.  Hey, if it’s a great browser why not?

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