Google is now coming out with a brand new browser, Chrome, which is intended to compete with Explorer, Safari and Firefox. Chrome sharpens Google’s already intense competition with Microsoft, the maker of Internet Explorer. Google hopes that Chrome will loosen Microsoft’s grip on the browser market.
But Google also said Chrome was created in large part to allow users to interact with increasingly powerful programs that run in a browser window, like Gmail, Google Docs and applications created by other companies. The company claims Chrome is the first browser built from scratch with such applications in mind.