Google Chrome Internet Browser

Google has announced that it will be launching sometime TODAY a new open source internet browser called Google Chrome that uses technologies taken from Google’s own Gears and other open source projects such as Firefox and Webkit (the rendering engine used in Apple’s Safari and Google mobile OS Android). In addition to its multi-process tab system, security sandbox, and other end-user features, Chrome will be be equipped with a new JavaScript Virtual Machine called V8 which features hidden class transitions, dynamic code generation, and incremental garbage collection to let Chrome have better interactive performance for web applications. V8 will be independent from the browser so that other browsers can use it as well if they want to.

Google has release a detailed cartoon illustrating the new features of Chrome. You can view the cartoon here. Chrome will be released today in a 100 countries for Windows. Linux and Mac versions should follow shortly afterward.